Local Birding Sites

There are many wonderful birding spots in western North Carolina. This area is well-known for its biodiversity due to the presence of myriad habitat types, from old-field early successional to spruce-fir forest on the tops of the tallest mountains. During the spring and summer months, our region is home to many migratory bird species that breed in the mountains, such as warblers, tanagers, and vireos. In winter, many species—including waterfowl and sparrows—that breed in the northern U.S. and Canada migrate south and overwinter in our area.

The interactive map below shows some of the most popular birding sites in the Asheville area. Click on map markers to view site names or click on the icon in the upper left corner to expand the site list. 

Site descriptions are adapted from NC Birding Trail information. 

 

A larger map can be viewed by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of the map.

 

Additional information about these sites (and many others!) can be found on the NC Birding Trail website.

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in western North Carolina.

Our mission is to promote an awareness and appreciation of nature, to preserve and protect wildlife and natural ecosystems, and to encourage responsible environmental stewardship.

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

PO Box 18711

Asheville, NC 28814

elishamitchellaudubon@gmail.com

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Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.