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.

 

American Wigeon by Simon Thompson

‘DUCK DAY’
Exploring the Lakes and Reservoirs of Henderson, Haywood & Buncombe Counties, NC
January 12, 2020

 

Leader: Aaron Steed

 

 

Vesper Sparrow by Alan Lenk

“Open Country Birding”
Townville, SC
January 26, 2020

 

Leader: Michael Plauché

Red-headed Woodpecker by Simon Thompson

Birding the Green River
Gamelands & Lake Adger
February 9, 2020

 

Leader: Clifton Avery

 

Common Merganser by Simon Thompson

‘DUCK DAY 2’
Exploring the Lakes and Reservoirs of Henderson, Haywood & Buncombe Counties, NC
February 16, 2020

 

Leader: Michael Plauché

Pileated Woodpecker by Alan Lenk

Lake Conestee Nature Park
Greenville, SC
February 23, 2020

 

Leader: Kevin Burke

Adult White-crowned Sparrow by Alan Lenk

“Open Country Birding”
Cleveland County, NC
March 7, 2020

 

Leader: Clifton Avery

 

American Kestrel by Alan Lenk

‘Early Spring Birding’
Sandy Mush Gamelands
Buncombe County, NC
March 31, 2020

 

Leader: Aaron Steed

 

A Singing White-eyed Vireo by Alan Lenk

Tryon & Polk County Explorer, NC
April 8, 2020

 

Leader: Aaron Steed

 

 

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcons in the Linville Gorge
April 11, 2020

 

Leader: Clifton Avery

 

 

 

Male Prairie Warbler by Simon Thompson

Birding the Green River Gamelands
April 19, 2020

 

Leader: Simon Thompson

 

 

Swainson’s Warbler

Birding The Green River Gamelands
April 22, 2020

 

Leader: Michael Plauché

 

Male Black-throated Blue Warbler by Alan Lenk

Blue Ridge Birding
Asheville, NC
April 29, 2019

 

Leader: Kevin Burke