Blue Ridge Parkway North

Purlear, North Carolina

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This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway runs very close to the escarpment with the terrain steep and the south- and east-facing coves providing some excellent birding opportunities. The more disturbed areas support a lot of white pine stands and meadows adding to the bird species mix. Habitats: Cove and oak-pine forest, white pine stands, and early successional habitat. Key birds: Summer: Veery, Cerulean, Wormeating, Hooded, Black-throated Blue, Blackthroated Green, and Kentucky Warbler; American Redstart; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Scarlet Tanager. Winter: Common Raven; Redbreasted Nuthatch; Ruffed Grouse.
Birding North Carolina

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Birding North Carolina

by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns (Falcon Guides)

This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway runs very close to the escarpment with the terrain steep and the south- and east-facing coves providing some excellent birding opportunities. The more disturbed areas support a lot of white pine stands and meadows adding to the bird species mix.

Habitats: Cove and oak-pine forest, white pine stands, and early successional habitat. Key birds: Summer: Veery, Cerulean, Wormeating, Hooded, Black-throated Blue, Blackthroated Green, and Kentucky Warbler; American Redstart; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Scarlet Tanager. Winter: Common Raven; Redbreasted Nuthatch; Ruffed Grouse.

©  Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Purlear
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best during spring
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Ridge Parkway North

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