Birding Tour USA: Tennessee - Spring Migration 2018

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.

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