Pink Beds Hike

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA

VB
183 reviews
Apr 29, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Pink Beds Hike
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA

183 reviews

$NaN
Apr 29, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

A moderate birding hike around the Pink Beds Loop, approximately 3-4 miles.  Weather at the higher elevations can be unpredictable – rain gear and a light jacket are recommended.


In the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway, high in the Pisgah National Forest of Transylvania County, NC, lies a scenic enclave known as the “Pink Beds”. Exactly what the name signifies is not clear, but probably refers to the color of blooming flowers, laurel and rhododendron, in the spring.

There are trails, a creek, picnic area and an abundance of birds and wildflowers. After birding around the Picnic Area we’ll hike the short loop (approximately 3.5 miles) which includes a boardwalk through a unique wetland. Breeding warblers are a strong drawer for birdwatchers in this area, and we hope to see Blackburnian, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Ovenbird, and Louisiana Waterthrush.

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • lunch
  • transportation

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

Reviews

Excellent trip! Kevin was flexible and persistent. He adjusted to the early fog so that we had good birding the entire day, and was very persistent in finding the bird that several of us were eager to see (Cerulean Warbler). He was patient with describing identification details and excellent at identifying songs and calls. It was a lovely day!
By Marcia M for Blue Ridge Birding - May on 19 May, 2022
We had an awesome time. Kevin was great and always helpful.
By Tom F for Dauphin Island, Alabama 2 2022 on 17 May, 2022
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
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