Warbler Weekend Spring 2022

Asheville, NC, USA

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

146 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, 2022only 1 left

Room-sharing

$1,275
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until March 29, 2022only 1 left

For those wanting their own room

$1,575
Deposit: $300

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

Reviews

DB
Very helpful. I've always been terrible identifying sparrows. This presentation offered a logical way to think about the similarities and differences. Looking forward to trying it out on some live examples.
By Diane B for Sparrows of the Southern Appalachians on 13 Jan, 2022
DB
Very informative talk, also entertaining. I especially appreciated the comparisons between similar species.
By Diane B for Know your waterbirds: Ducks, Geese, Grebes & more on 23 Dec, 2021
DB
This was a fun way to become familiar with the guides, the participants, and the way Ventures domestic trips are run. Of course the photos of birds were especially appreciated. Certainly makes me want to join a trip - though not in the cold climates!
By Diane B for 2021 Trips - Ventures Holiday Celebration on 22 Dec, 2021
Interesting
By Marilyn K for A Virtual Tour of England on 02 Dec, 2021
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
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