Summer Breeding Birds

Chimney Rock State Park by Ventures Birding

Chimney Rock State Park, Rutherford Co, NC

June 26, 2024

Scarlet Tanager by Simon Thompson

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.

Meeting Point: Meet near the rest room building in the large gravel parking lot just after passing through the entrance gate of Chimney Rock State Park. Bring good walking shoes, water, a snack, and sun screen. Time: 8:30 AM Price: $60 plus the Chimney Rock State Park entry fee of $17 per person.


Join us for a half-day bird walk at Chimney Rock State Park. The park is home to numerous breeding Swainson’s Warblers, and is one of the best places in the area to both hear and see these skulking birds. At least 12 other warbler species breed in the park, including Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Worm-eating, Black-throated Green, Hooded, Black-and-white, and occasionally Cerulean. Other breeders we hope to hear and see that day include Acadian and Great Crested Flycatchers; and Yellow-throated, Blue-headed, and Red-eyed Vireos. And if we’re lucky we’ll encounter Peregrine Falcons that sometimes nest in the park. Plus a trip to the Hickory Nut Falls and to the top of the “chimney” provide some wonderful scenery.