Warbler Weekend Spring 2022

Asheville, NC, USA

VB
142 reviews
Apr 29 - May 2, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8
Warbler Weekend Spring 2022
Asheville, NC, USA

142 reviews

$NaN
Apr 29 - May 2, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

  

The North Carolina Mountains are home to around 25 species of breeding wood warblers and several more that migrate through. Early to mid-May is the best time to view peak diversity of warblers in the habitat rich region of Western North Carolina. Please join us as we celebrate this wonderful family of birds with our  Warbler Weekend.   We will arrive in Asheville on Friday, April 29th and plan to bird all day the Saturday and Sunday. 


During our two full day warbler weekend we will explore a multitude of habitats including marshes, hardwood forest, and the high elevation spruce fir forest. The lower elevations on the edge of the Blue Ridge Escarpments have been good for Swainson’s, Kentucky, and Prothonotary Warblers. Moving up the escarpment into the hard wood forest we will search or numerous more species including Black-throated Green, American Redstart, and Hooded Warblers. Ascending into the highest elevations in the East we will search out Canada, Black-throated Blue, and Chestnut-sided Warblers. 


Western North Carolina is also extremely fortunate to have a small population of Cerulean and Golden-winged Warblers in the area. These two species will be main targets for the weekend. We will encounter more than just warblers on our weekend. It is prime time for shorebird migration, and we will check out the local sod fields to see if anything has turned up. The high elevations are home to several species of flycatchers such as Alder and Least. 


We will likely see and hear over 120 species for the weekend. This is a great way to study this beautiful family of birds in a gorgeous mountain setting. We hope to see you here in the mountains for an awesome warbler packed 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 March 29, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$1,275
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until March 29, 20226 left

For those wanting their own room

$1,575
Deposit: $300

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

Reviews

Great trip! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and organized. He had a plan for each day and stuck to it. He kept us informed of where we were going, what to expect and what to look for. I certainly appreciated that he was a safe driver. Accommodations were very nice and very clean, big points there. Wonderful group of interesting travel mates and I hope to see them again on other trips!
By susan m for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 20 Nov, 2021
PB
Another great trip with Ventures. Simon is so knowledgeable and friendly, he brings out the best in the guests and is a genius at finding the birds. Looking forward to my next trip.
By Peggy B for St. Augustine: Birds & History on 19 Nov, 2021
I would highly recommend to any beginning birder. Vicky did great job covering so many aspects of the hobby utilizing books and charts and printed materials. We had a great morning learning how to spot, identify and record birds. Vicky's knowledge and experience was extensive and extremely helpful. I tried to take good notes, but there was a lot of information. I came away very enthused, with concrete ideas of how to progress in the hobby.
By Cameron W for Beginning Birding Workshop 2021 on 17 Nov, 2021
So much fun to see how beautiful Kansas can be in the fall. We drove on secondary roads through small towns and spectacular scenery. We learned that Kansas is not flat. Nothing like seeing thousands of sandhill cranes circling around the water at sunset! Well planned trip; good food and great birds.
By barbara r for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 14 Nov, 2021
This was an outstanding trip. We have always been amazed at the birds we see and the excellent tour guides when we go with Ventures, but this one stood out to us as one of the best. We saw a multitude of birds and many new ones to us. Not only were Craig and Pam knowledgeable of the area and keen at sighting birds, they were also a treasure trove of information. We feel that we learned an amazing amount from these very patient instructors who also followed up quickly after the tour with additional helpful information. We cannot say enough about our experience. It was definitely a 5* +++ trip
By Jane B for Private Half Day Tours (2021) on 08 Nov, 2021
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