Pee Dee NWR

Pee Dee NWR

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

116 reviews

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
116 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

We saw lots of Arizona specialities, enjoyed varied habitats from desert to mountain tops. Great place to stay in the desert.
By barbara r for Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2021 on 05 Aug, 2021
This was a great day. Clifton navigated some unexpected logistics (unposted road closure) and made a full day with tons of stops he was familiar with. I am only a year into birding and added 13 species to my list. He was the most experienced person I have ever birded with, able to ID tons of birds by ear then spot them.
By Rebecca D for Avery County, NC - County Birding on 13 Jul, 2021
This was a great trip. Kevin Burke is a wonderful trip leader. He makes every effort for everyone to see the birds. He works hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.
By Bill W for Maine - Puffins, Boreal Birds, & Spectacular Scenery 2 on 11 Jul, 2021
The tour and tour guide were excellent in every way. Kevin our guide did everything in his power to to assist all participants throughout the trip to make the most enjoyable and fun trip possible.
By Alan's Email L for Maine - Puffins, Boreal Birds, & Spectacular Scenery 2 on 03 Jul, 2021
You should be aware that this trip was cancelled by Ventures Birding, and I have a credit with them for the full amount paid.
By Kathleen S for Michigan - Kirtland's Warblers & The Upper Peninsula on 26 Jun, 2021
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