Ventures Local Day Trips

 

Ventures runs many day trips throughout the Carolinas every year, especially in the western portion of the region. From warblers and woodpeckers in the highest peaks and spruce fir forests around Mt. Mitchell to tanagers and cuckoos in the rich lowland woodlands of the South Carolina Piedmont, we find new and exciting birding destinations throughout our area. Some places are "must visit" spots from year to year but others are new to the birding world. Join us as we explore our own backyard in the Carolinas & Eastern Tennessee.

 

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A male Black-throated Blue Warbler; by Alan Lenk

‘Blue Ridge Birding’ Asheville, NC
April 26, 2019


Leader: Kevin Burke


Blackburnian Warbler by Keith Watson

Cataloochee Valley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
‘Pioneer Birding’ April 28, 2019


Leader: Keith Watson

 

Male Prairie Warbler; Photo by Simon Thompson

Birding The Green River Gamelands 2
April 28, 2019


Leader: Kevin Burke

 

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Golden-winged Warble by Alan Lenk

Spring Warbler Workshop
Max Patch, Haywood Co., NC
May 1, 2019

Leader: Aaron Steed

 

Common Yellowthroat, by Todd Arcos

Spring Warbler Workshop 2
Max Patch, Haywood Co., NC
May 2, 2019


Leader: Kevin Burke

Head-on view of a male Golden-winged Warbler; photo by Simon Thompson

Hampton Creek Cove & Roan Mountain, TN
May 4, 2019


Leader: Clifton Avery

 

Bobolink by Keith Watson

Sevier County Marathon
May 4, 2019


Leader: Keith Watson

Yellow-breasted Chat; Photo by Alan Lenk

Seven Islands State Birding Park
Knox County, TN
May 5, 2019


Leader: Keith Watson

Trillium Grandiflorum by Simon Thompson

‘Warblers & Wildflowers’
Hiking the Green River Gamelands
May 5, 2019


Leader: Kevin Burke & Jennie Burke

Ruffed Grouse; photo by A. LenkThompson

Grandfather Mountain
May 11, 2019


Leader: Clifton Avery

Yellow-breasted Chat

Sandy Mush Game Lands, Buncombe Co., NC
May 14, 2019


Leader: Aaron Steed

Blue Grosbeak by Alan Lenk

Cades Cove
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
May 24, 2019


Leader: Keith Watson

Black-billed Cuckoo by Keith Watson

Pond Mountain Game Land,
Ashe Co., NC
May 26, 2019


Leader: Clifton Avery

 

A pair of Red Crossbills eating grit on the roadside; photo by W. Forsythe

'Birding the Balsams’
Asheville, NC
June 12, 2019


Leader: Michael Plauché