Pee Dee NWR

Pee Dee NWR

VB
143 reviews
May 15, 2021
Group size: 1 - 8
Pee Dee NWR
Pee Dee NWR

143 reviews

$NaN
May 15, 2021
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

  

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best birding sites in the southern Piedmont, hosting a wide variety of habitats from mature deciduous lowland forest, loblolly pine savannah, wetlands, and the Pee Dee River. April is an excellent time to visit, as many of the breeding birds should be arriving and migrants will be making their way through.

  

We will start at Wildlife Drive, where we will check out the boardwalk (if open) to see what birds we can find in the marshes and pond. Wood Ducks and Red-headed Woodpeckers are abundant, and we should expect to find Solitary or Spotted Sandpipers, Prothonotary Warblers, or maybe even a Sora. We will then drive slowly down Wildlife Drive, stopping for any interesting birds we may see. Once we are done with Wildlife Drive, we will head over to the Gaddy Covered Bridge to see if the resident Swainson’s and Kentucky Warblers have arrived. Depending on road conditions, we may also opt to check the Lowgrounds for lingering ducks or shorebirds.

We will aim for a lunch break at the covered bridge, where we can take a break and enjoy the songs of Wood Thrushes, admire the abundant spring wildflowers such as Toadshade & Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and hope to catch a glimpse of a River Otter playing in the stream below. Afterwards, we will check out Big Oak Rd., Arrowhead Lake, and Ringneck Pond to find open country birds such as Northern Bobwhite, Prairie Warbler, Indigo Bunting, and any lingering waterfowl, such as Ring-necked Duck or Gadwall. And throughout the entire day, we will be keeping an eye out for Anhinga, which breed on the refuge.


Join Martina for what should be an excellent day at her favorite wildlife refuge!

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • lunch
  • transportation

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

Reviews

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By Marilyn K for A Virtual Tour of England on 02 Dec, 2021
Great trip! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and organized. He had a plan for each day and stuck to it. He kept us informed of where we were going, what to expect and what to look for. I certainly appreciated that he was a safe driver. Accommodations were very nice and very clean, big points there. Wonderful group of interesting travel mates and I hope to see them again on other trips!
By susan m for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 20 Nov, 2021
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Another great trip with Ventures. Simon is so knowledgeable and friendly, he brings out the best in the guests and is a genius at finding the birds. Looking forward to my next trip.
By Peggy B for St. Augustine: Birds & History on 19 Nov, 2021
I would highly recommend to any beginning birder. Vicky did great job covering so many aspects of the hobby utilizing books and charts and printed materials. We had a great morning learning how to spot, identify and record birds. Vicky's knowledge and experience was extensive and extremely helpful. I tried to take good notes, but there was a lot of information. I came away very enthused, with concrete ideas of how to progress in the hobby.
By Cameron W for Beginning Birding Workshop 2021 on 17 Nov, 2021
So much fun to see how beautiful Kansas can be in the fall. We drove on secondary roads through small towns and spectacular scenery. We learned that Kansas is not flat. Nothing like seeing thousands of sandhill cranes circling around the water at sunset! Well planned trip; good food and great birds.
By barbara r for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 14 Nov, 2021
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