Spring Migration in Henderson County

Mills River, NC, USA

VB
181 reviews
May 5, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Spring Migration in Henderson County
Mills River, NC, USA

181 reviews

$NaN
May 5, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

 We will explore as much as we can during our day and try to hit some of the best hotspots. The birding and pace will be easy, but there will be a fair bit of walking, so wear comfortable footwear and bring suitable clothing and your lunch.


Located at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Henderson County is a one of the best and most birded counties in Western North Carolina. The county is diverse with a great diversity of habitats from high portions of the Blue Ridge in Pisgah National Forest, sections of Dupont State Forest and tracts of open agricultural land along the French Broad River. 


Henderson County is blessed with multiple great birding locations, such as Jackson Park (think almost every Eastern Warbler); Lake Osceola for breeding Yellow-throated Warbler, lingering waterfowl and other freshwater species; North Mills River for Louisiana Waterthrush and Acadian Flycatcher and the nearby Blue Ridge for breeding warblers, such as Black-and-White, Hooded, Chestnut-sided and all of the higher elevation species.


We will meet at the parking area at Mills River Park, a great spot for breeding Willow Flycatcher, Blue Grosbeak and a great spot for late White-crowned Sparrows, before walking down Hooper Lane, one of the best shorebird spots in the area. If we have had rain we can expect almost any shorebird that migrates through eastern North America (!), as well as late sparrows, swallows and other typical open-country birds.  


Join Kevin for an enjoyable day exploring Henderson County, a very picturesque county with a total eBird list of almost 300 species. Let’s see if we can add a couple to the list on our day today as we explore the county. 



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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