Join us for a field trip to Boone, North Carolina.

  • Dates: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 26-28, 2018.
  • Leaders: Tom Driscoll and David Anderson
  • Cost: A donation of $50 to New Hope Audubon Society. Participants are
    responsible for their own room, board, and transportation.
  • Limit: 15 Contact Tom Driscoll at spttdrdshnk@yahoo.com to reserve a spot.
  • Itinerary:
    Saturday, May 26, 6:30 AM: We meet at the Bojangles parking lot very near the intersection of Hwys 321 (Blowing Rock Rd.) and 105/221 and bird all day at Valle Crucis Park, Beacon Heights, Trout Lake, and other areas. Bring your lunch. We try to dine together for dinner at a restaurant in Boone.
    Sunday, May 27, 6:30 AM: We meet at the Bojangles parking lot very near the intersection of Hwys 321 (Blowing Rock Rd.) and 105/221 and bird all day at Elk Knob State Park, Meat Camp Environmental Center, and Rich Mountain Road. Bring your lunch. We will try to dine together for dinner at a restaurant in Boone or Blowing Rock.
    Monday, May 28, 6:30 AM: We meet at the Bojangles parking lot very near the intersection of Hwys 321 (Blowing Rock Rd.) and 105/221 and bird all morning at Jeffress Park and at previous sites to look for specific bird species we missed.
  • There are several motels (including Sleep Inn, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Suites, and others) very near this intersection, but in the past folks have also camped or stayed in Blowing Rock (which is about 7 miles away).
  • Birds we’ve seen on this trip in past include: Canada, Cerulean (but not seen in the past 2 years), Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Golden-winged, Blue-winged (also not seen in the past 2 years), Kentucky, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Black-and-white, Hooded, Worm-eating, Magnolia, Mourning (but only last year), and other warblers, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-billed Cuckoo, Bobolink, Blue-headed Vireo, Least, Willow, and Alder Flycatchers, Veery, Baltimore Oriole, and many other species. We average about 90 species for this trip.

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