Whip-poor-wills and Woodcocks 2022

Mills River, NC, USA

VB
181 reviews
Mar 31, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Whip-poor-wills and Woodcocks 2022
Mills River, NC, USA

181 reviews

$NaN
Mar 31, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

This will be an afternoon/evening of easy walking of about 3 miles or so. Grass may be wet so waterproof shoes will be helpful. You will also need to bring your meal and a portable chair (if necessary).


Please join us for an evening of great birding.  This day/evening trip will focus on hearing and potentially seeing the declining Eastern Whip-poor-will and the always entertaining American Woodcock.  Habitat changes in recent years have created great habitat in local areas for these two iconic species.  We will start the afternoon in Mills River hitting a few of the areas most popular locations.  We will be looking for early migrants such as Blue-headed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Black-throated Green Warbler as well as any remaining winter birds.  We hope that there will still be a few ducks on the Mills River Water Treatment Plant, or a Northern Harrier on Hooper Lane.  We will have a picnic dinner in Mills River and then head in the forest to await the show.  Eastern Whip-poor-wills and American Woodcocks are most active right at dusk.  We will drive to the spot and wait for them to become active.  You may want to bring a chair along as we wait.  In recent years we have heard a Barred Owl in the same general area so we will be on alert for that as well.  This will be a fun afternoon/evening of birding, and a great chance to view/hear these two wonderful species.

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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