In anticipation of our bird-friendly gardening talk on Sunday, May 29th, Tom Tribble was happy to provide us with his top five favorite birding spots in the WNC area!
Blue Ridge Parkway
Especially north of Asheville between mile markers 377 (Craven Gap) and 372 (Lane Pinnacle Overlook). Parkway south can also be good, especially Graveyard Fields and Black Balsam.
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in Asheville
Jackson Park in Hendersonville
Green River Cove Road (Polk County. Road starts at the Saluda exit off I26 and goes all the way to Lake Adjer. This is my first spot in early spring.)
Lake Junaluska (for waterfowl). Waterfowl are really only in WNC in the winter and can be found on almost any lake but results can be spotty. This is probably the easiest lake for people to walk around.
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