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.


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