Spring Warbler Workshop 2, Max Patch

Max Patch, NC

VB
103 reviews
May 11 - 11, 2021
Group size: 4 - 8
Spring Warbler Workshop 2, Max Patch
Max Patch, NC

103 reviews

May 11 - 11, 2021
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

This being a Spring Warbler Workshop, our focus will be on finding as many different warbler species as possible, listening for differences in each species’ song, and marveling at the diversity of colors and patterns on display. We should find 15-20 different species, such as: Ovenbird; Lousiana Waterthrush; Common Yellowthroat; Northern Parula; American Redstart; Golden-winged, Black-and-white, Hooded, Cape May, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated, & Canada Warblers. Of course, the rich habitats here hold many other birds of interest, and we won’t be so focused on warblers that we’ll ignore everything else! Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, Barred Owl, and even Vesper Sparrow will be possible in addition to the more common spring lovelies such as Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush and Veery. By the end of the day we could very well have seen 60-70 species in total!

Leader: Aaron Steed

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide

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

Reviews

Despite threatening weather, we warbler lovers all decided to take the risk and proceed. We got in about two hours of biding, and had great views of our primary target, the golden winged warbler (one even posed on a bare snag for us!). Beside the usual suspects, there were several other sightings, including Orchard Orioles, red eyed and blue headed vireos, barn swallows, my first chimney swifts of the year, rose breasted grosbeaks, and an American redstart. We also heard hooded, black and white, and yellow warblers, yellow breasted chat and meadowlarks. We traveled on up Max Patch Road, but were done in by the steady stream of DOT gravel-filled dump trucks and a road grader disturbing the peace and eventually the arrival of heavy rain. However, our gung-ho crowd still enjoyed ourselves. The Max Patch Road area was so beautiful, with all the blooming spring flowers and rushing streams, it was great to just get out. Kevin Burke, our expert leader, also offered us another local day trip as recompense, and I chose the Mt. Mitchell trip with Simon Thompson in June, one of my very favorite trips. You can’t do better than bird with Ventures Birding!
By Toni M for Spring Warbler Workshop, Max Patch 21 on 13 May, 2021
Very nice trip, got 9 lifers. Aaron went out of his way to meet the needs of all participants. I was able to ride down and return with Aaron, in addition to the daily trips with him. Outstanding service. Alan
By Alan's Email L for Southeastern NC Hotspots - Spring on 05 May, 2021
This Green River Game Lands 2 offered a variety of habitats, elevations and therefore wonderful opportunities to see a variety of birds. Walks were short, yet very rewarding to hear and see birds in their natural settings. Highly recommend!
By Claudia A for Green River Game Lands 2 on 04 May, 2021
Great trip. Kevin Knows his stuff.
By Howard B for Henderson County, NC - County Birding on 03 May, 2021
We had a great time! Kevin knows his birds and always made sure that we saw them. His enthusiasm, knowledge and patience will bring us back!!
By Leigh F for Henderson County, NC - County Birding on 03 May, 2021
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