A Summer Eve’s Delight:

Louisiana Waterthrush by Michael McCloy

Polk County Breeding Birds & Nightjars

June 19, 2024

Tree Swallow by Ventures Birding

Register by clicking the ‘book now’ button above, or by contacting the Ventures office. We accept credit cards for an additional fee (2.9% for MC, Visa, Discover; 3.9% for AmEx), but you may also pay by bank transfer, cash, check, or money order. This Venture is limited to 8 participants.

Price: $60 Meeting Time: 4PM Meeting Place: The Marathon gas station just off I-26, Exit 59 (Saluda). Address: 1484 Ozone Dr, Saluda, NC 28773


Join us for a relaxed late afternoon of birding from the roadsides in rural Polk County, NC as we look for local breeding birds and stay on to hear and hopefully see a few nightbirds. All of this will be with a minimal amount of walking. Our local breeding birds can often be quite active as they forage for their last meal of the day, before settling in for the night. We will also enjoy a picnic dinner together (bring your own dinner) around the Lake Adger area. As the crepuscular hour arrives, we’ll start to hear the lovely and distinctive calls of Chuck-will’s Widow and Whip-poor-will. The evening of June 19 will be ideal, for calling Nightjars, as this will be the peak of June’s Full Moon.

Besides Nightjars, other species to be expected are Black-throated Green Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, Swainson’s Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee and many others.