Morse Park and Lake Lure 2022

Lake Lure, NC, USA

VB
181 reviews
Mar 25, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Morse Park and Lake Lure 2022
Lake Lure, NC, USA

181 reviews

$NaN
Mar 25, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

This will be a day of easy walking of about 3 miles at the most through fields and along the shore of Lake Lure and other nearby spots.  Fields may be wet so waterproof shoes will be helpful.


We will start our day at Morse Park in Lake Lure, which has a good network of easy paved trails with small swampy wetlands along the lake shore. We should be able to see both over-wintering birds as well as early migrants such as Tree Swallow, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Northern Parula. Swamp and White-throated Sparrows should be in the deep thickets along with a few over-wintering Brown Thrasher and maybe a Gray Catbird. Bald Eagles nest and winter around Lake Lure and small numbers of ducks appear from time to time. These could include Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck and Hooded Merganser. 


We will continue driving around Lake Lure checking the lake for waterfowl, before heading into the more rural parts of the county. This will be a voyage of discovery as we drive down the quiet country roads looking for Pine Warbler, Brown-headed Nuthatch and maybe Blue-headed Vireo in some of the larger pine stands. 

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • lunch
  • transportation

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Ventures Birding Tours
181 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

We came for the birds and the birds came for us! Really enjoyed our experience with Kevin Burke, who led us to multiple locations throughout the day in search of spring migrants. Kevin was attentive, informative, relaxed, and he made sure that we saw what he saw (or heard). And there were a lot of good ones, including Wilson's Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo. We had such a great experience that we can't wait to sign up for our next trip!
By Stephen P for Spring Migration in Henderson County on 08 May, 2022
Trip had us walking along the Green River which provided opportunities to see various warblers but even more were heard by our small group. Kevin shared some of his favorite birding sites with us so that added to the success and enjoyment of the morning.
By Harry Y for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
We had a great time!! Kevin was an awesome guide and we saw many birds!!
By Foye C for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
Had a terrific time with Kevin in the Green River Gamelands! Managed to get in a fabulous assortment before the projected rain deluge began in the early afternoon. The company and leadership were first rate. I got a lifer, the Swainson’s warbler, and one of the participants got 4 lifers! Can’t wait for the next trip!
By Toni M for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
For North American birders seeking a nice way to learn about many of the warblers that pass through or nest here in the spring and summer, this tour is for you. The guide was expert and knew where to find various special in the Asheville NC area. We were transported in a clean safe van. Some trips required up to 30 minutes on unpaved but maintained roads (in case that matters to you). The evening meals at local restaurants organized by the tour guide were a highlight. I would go again.
By John B for Warbler Weekend Spring 2022 - 2 on 04 May, 2022
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