An easy and relaxing day birding from paved walkways along the Catawba River in Morganton, looking for fall migrants.
Join Clifton and explore the birds of the NC foothills along the beautiful Catawba River. Southbound birds tend to follow rivers and streams during migration, and the Morganton Greenway provides good access to these ‘hotspots.’ Greenways in general provide excellent and important foraging habitat for many songbirds during their migration and can be hubs of activity in spring and fall. Peak fall migration typically occurs around this time of year, so there should be a good number of birds on the move for this tour! We will be on the lookout for various warblers, vireos, tanagers, and many other neotropical species – really anything that we can find!
We will hope to see: Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, White-eyed, Red-eyed, and Yellow-throated Vireo, Fish Crow, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Baltimore Oriole, and more.