Ventures Birding Tours was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. With the Blue Ridge Mountains on our doorstep, it was a natural to head out and explore the abundant birdlife.
We have continued to grow locally with bird and nature tours throughout the area, and expanded to multiple locations within North America and internationally.
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.
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: Blueridgeaudubon.org
No pre-registration is necessary
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 Conner.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Registration opens the first of each month.
One of Asheville's top attractions, the Biltmore Estate 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. Birding can be excellent, especially during spring and fall. Information is at Biltmore.com or you can call the office at 1.828.225.1425.
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 - chimneyrockpark.com and phone: 1.828.625.9611
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 Arboretum.org