Greenville Area Professional Review and Guide
"River Park North is 324 acres of varied habitats. These include 250 acres of bottomland forest, over 20 acres of open grassland, and 45 acres of small lakes. The park is managed by the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department. An unpaved road with connecting trails makes many of the habitats easily accessible to birding. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. River Park North is one of the best places in the Greenville area for both spring and fall warbler migration. Northern Parulas, Magnolia Warblers, and American Redstarts are common, and Black-throated Blue and other warbler species are likely. Prothonotary Warblers nest in the park in good numbers.
The ponds attract waterfowl in winter. American Wigeons and Ringnecked Ducks are usually present in small flocks, along with a few representatives of several other duck species. Habitats: Freshwater ponds, grass and shrub areas, mixed pine-hardwood forest, floodplain hardwood forest. Key birds: Summer: Eastern Kingbird; Great Crested Flycatcher; Loggerhead Shrike; Prothonotary Warbler; Henslow’s and Grasshopper Sparrow; Summer Tanager. Winter: Shorteared Owl. Year-round: Bald Eagle."