More details about this trip:
Western US birders should find this trip very appealing. Nearly two dozen species of warblers nest in this area of the country, and another ten or so will be migrating through at this time of year, so a few days of birding in east Tennessee (and western North Carolina) in late April could provide you with looks at over thirty species of warblers.
The Great Smoky Mountains, the Cumberland Mountains, and the valleys in between provide wonderful areas for seeing Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler and Yellow-throated Warbler, to name just a few of those that nest here.
Pricing: $1,790 USD, or £1,390 GBP for 6 Days and 5 Nights
Group Size: Most tours viable at 5 to 8 participants (priced at 7 or 8 participants).
April 20 to 25, 2020
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherohala Skyway, Seven Islands State Birding Park, Cove Lake State Park
Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, Chuck-will's-widow, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Bald Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk, Eastern Screech-Owl, Barred Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Carolina Chickadee, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Wood Thrush, Red Crossbill, Grasshopper Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak.
Other highlights of this trip include Ruffed Grouse, Chuck-will's-widow, Acadian Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Carolina Chickadee, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Wood Thrush, Grasshopper Sparrow and Scarlet Tanager. This trip offers a lot for bird watchers and wildflower/nature enthusiasts. Expect pleasant spring birding in Tennessee.
Tennessee Birding with Warblers and More
Early Migration Birding and Warbler Spectacular with David Trently: April 20 to 25