Community Bird Walks

Community Bird Walks

Many of the local walks and workshops are led by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides with Ventures Birding Tours. Please confirm dates and times and costs with each organisation. Also check each organisation's website for COVID requirements.

Customized Private Day Tour

Blue Ridge Audubon

Blue Ridge Audubon offers 3 walks per month, on the first, second and third Saturdays of each month, all to great local birding hotspots. These are Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in Asheville, NC, Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC and Charles D Owen Park/Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. All the dates and times are on the Blue Ridge Audubon website:
No pre-registration is necessary
 Blue Ridge Audubon

Lake Julian Park

These unique walks are always the last Saturday of each month at 8:30 am and they include a pontoon boat ride (weather dependent) that can access many otherwise inaccessible areas of the lake. The walks are free, but limited to around 10 people and pre-registration is required. Please contact to register.
Registration opens the first of each month.
 Lake Julian Park

Biltmore, Asheville, NC

One of Asheville's top attractions, the Biltmore now offers walks every Tuesday morning where participants can walk along the French Broad River, through the woods or even in areas of the estate not normally open to visitors. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate's splendid overnight properties."Birding can be excellent, especially during spring and fall. Information is at or you can call the office at 1.828.225.1425.

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Tryon, NC

The beautiful FENCE property about an hour south of Asheville offers seasonal bird walks and programs. Times and dates vary so it's always best to check their website -
 Lake Julian Park

Transylvania County Bird Club

TCBC is based in Brevard, NC and offers free walks once a week, usually on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Again, please check their website for details.

Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock, NC

Chimney Rock State Park offers seasonal birdwalks along their beautiful trails. Also they offer additional birding programs, such as the fall "Flock to the Rock" Raptor weekend in September. It's best to check their website for times and updates - and phone: 1.828.625.9611
 Chimney Rock Birding

North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC

From weekly walks on the first Tuesday of every month to a wide range of bird-related workshops, many of our guides offer on-line and classroom programs at the NC Arboretum. From hummingbirds to birds of prey, you can learn much more about the birds in our area and around the world.
Registration is at NC
 NC Arboretum