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: Blueridgeaudubon.org
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 Conner.white@buncombecounty.org to register.
Registration opens the first of each month.
 Lake Julian Park
 

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

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.
 
 

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 - fence.org
 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. https://sites.google.com/site/transylvaniacountybirding/calendar
 
 

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 - chimneyrockpark.com 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 Arboretum.org
 NC Arboretum