Birding Tour USA: Tennessee - Spring Migration 2017
Duration: 11 days
Welcome to our next ‘Birding Tour USA’ adventure. The Appalachian range of mountains running through east Tennessee is along the major eastern flyway and is a great spot to do some spring migration birding. From high mountain habitat and bald mountaintops that attract Chestnut-sided and Blackburnian Warblers to the upper reaches above 4000ft along with Veery and Hermit Thrush, to creek-side bottom lands inhabited by the skulking Swainson’s Warbler and Louisiana Waterthrush, and to lowland river-side habitat for Prothonotary Warbler and Red-headed Woodpecker, east Tennessee can have a staggering array of warblers, and 30 species can be seen in a season.
During this Birding Tour USA adventure we take ten days to explore the region for other US wood Warblers like Golden-winged, Cape May, Blue-winged, Black-and-white, and Tennessee, among the many dazzling colors. There are not only warblers but several Empidonax flycatchers, owls, night displays of Eastern Whip-poor-will, Chuck-will’s-widow, and American Woodcock, Scarlet and Summer Tanagers, and the beautiful fluting song of Wood Thrush. The fields are full of spring sparrows and Yellow-breasted Chat. The trails are easy, and the good accommodations allow us easy access to the many parks we will be visiting on this Birding Tour USA excursion.See full tour detail