Warbler Weekend Fall 2022 - 2

Asheville, NC, USA

VB
183 reviews
Sep 23 - 26, 2022
Group size: 5 - 10
Warbler Weekend Fall 2022 - 2
Asheville, NC, USA

183 reviews

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Sep 23 - 26, 2022
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

The mountains of North Carolina are magical in the fall. September is a perfect month to visit to see migration in full swing. Warblers and other migrants gather in the mountains in mass to fuel up for their long trip south. Mid-September is peak time to witness this grand spectacle of migration. We hope to see 23-26 species of warblers and many other migrants, such as flycatchers, tanagers, Grosbeaks, and Shorebirds. We will arrive in Asheville on the 16th of September and plan to birds all day the 17th and 18th. 

We will visit a multitude of habitats this weekend. One morning we will head up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and bird the now famous Ridge Junction overlook. This overlook has been awesome in recent years for warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, and many other migrating species. Once the morning slows down, we will head to the Mills River Overlook to join the Pisgah Hawk watch for the afternoon. The spectacle of Raptor migration is best viewed from this vantage point with 360-degree views. The evening will be spent at a nice local brewery for dinner and a beer.

The next morning, we will head to Jackson Park in Henderson County. This large municipal park is arguably one of the best spots for migrating fall warblers in the state. It has boasted one day totals of warblers in the mid 20’s., with Connecticut, Wilson’s, Nashville, and many others being possible. Walking around this 220-acre park always turns up something special. In the afternoon we will visit the Mills River area to see if there are any shorebirds passing through. The Sod farms in the area have been very productive, especially after rainfall. Dinner this evening will be at another local restaurant in Asheville. 

The morning of the 19th we will bird at the local Audubon Sanctuary for a couple hours after breakfast. We will part ways before lunch around 11. This weekend is sure to have many great encounters with migrating birds of many families. We expect to see around 100-110 species for the weekend. Please join us for our first Fall warbler weekend.

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until August 23, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$1,375
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until August 23, 20226 left

For those wanting their own room

$1,725
Deposit: $300
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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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