This tour is offered in partnership with Ventures Birding Tours.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina might just be the best place to bird in the Carolinas during the fall and winter. These long, thin barrier islands, jutting far out into the ocean, provide important foraging and stopover habitat for hundreds of species of birds throughout the year. Bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound on the other, the open expanse of sandy shoreline, ocean, bays, lakes and impoundments attract migrating shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls by the thousands.

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2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
A wealth of waterfowl species including: Snow Goose; American Black Duck; Surf, White-winged & Black Scoters; Hooded & Red-breasted Mergansers; Canvasback; Redhead; American Wigeon; Ruddy & Ring-necked Ducks; Greater & Lesser Scaup; Northern Shoveler; Northern Pintail; Green-winged Teal and more, plus gulls (Greater & Lesser Black-backed, Bonaparte’s, Ring-billed, American Herring), various terns, rails and a selection of shorebirds and waders; Northern Harrier; Bald Eagle; American Kestrel; Merlin and Peregrine Falcon, warblers and many more.
Habitats Covered
barrier islands, sandy shoreline, ocean, bays, lakes and impoundments
Expected Climate
typically mild year-round, expect temperatures between 59°F (15°C) and 71°F (22C°)
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Ventures Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
mostly easy
Photographic Opportunities
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

We enjoyed the tor especially seeing so many warbler the first day. Stephan is a fantastic guide and makes sure that every participant gets a chance to see every bird, as much as possible. We never expected to see so many birds in Texas, and I credit Stephan with that achievement.

Great trip overall. Stephan is a great guide, knows where the birds are and makes sure everyone sees them. Very enjoyable trip.

Stephan is outstanding. His ability to find difficult birds is amazing. Both Stephan and Claudia's personalities make the trip very enjoyable.

Forrest Rowland is a great guide with thorough knowledge of the area and avifauna. He got all members of the group to see all the species encountered, and we found many great birds. He is very professional, dedicated and with good humour. The area is beautiful and the fauna fantastic.

Stephan & Claudia were so hardworking, friendly & fun! And I feel their personal efforts made a huge impact for our first ever RJ birding tour, a success.

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