Fall Warbler Workshop 1

Jackson Park

Black-throated Green Warbler by Alan Lenk

Hendersonville, NC

September 13, 2023

Cape May Warbler by Alan Lenk 

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 10 participants.

Meeting place & time: We will begin at the Jackson Park Administration building parking lot at 8:00 AM. The address for Jackson Park is: 801 Glover Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Depending on your navigation system, Glover St may be referred to as ‘Jackson Park Rd.’ Price: $60

We will examine the many aspects of bird migration at Jackson Park, one of the most remarkable ‘migrant traps’ in the Southeast. We’ll explore the system of easy trails in this excellent migration corridor, focusing on the identification of fall warblers.

Jackson Park in Hendersonville is easily one of the best fall birding spots in all of WNC. Nearly every migrating songbird in the east has been recorded here, with as many as 23 warblers recorded in a single day! Seldom seen on migration in this area, both Connecticut and Mourning Warblers, have been found in this park. More likely to be seen are Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Cape May, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue, Northern Waterthrush -- the list goes on and on! Not only warblers are abundant in the fall; Philadelphia and Warbling Vireos are seen occasionally, along with Red-eyed, White-eyed, and Yellow-throated Vireos. Swainson's and Wood Thrushes can be seen feeding on the berries at the tops of the trees along the woodland walk, and both Yellow-billed & Black-billed Cuckoos have been spotted as they migrate through the park. We will of course spend a few minutes on the "Warbler Trail," and you’ll see firsthand how this trail got its name!

Small groups of mixed flocks of warblers and vireos, as well as thrushes and other songbirds will keep us alert as we sort through all the activity. Are you ready to tackle confusing fall warblers now? Join us for one of the most enjoyable birding experiences in Western North Carolina -- Jackson Park during fall migration.