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Birdwatching around the Blue Ridge Parkway

Listed under Birdwatching in Appalachian States, United States.

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Incredibly rich deciduous and spruce-fir forests blanket the multiple ridges and valleys; offer a home for over 100 breeding birds, a rich flora and an array of endemic amphibians. A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia's Skyline Drive takes you out of the crowded eastern cities and into one of nature's most serene drives. Birds to spot include veery, red-breasted nuthatch, black-throated green warbler, golden-crowned kinglet and Canada warbler. While more exotic visitors include Cerulean warblers (during the summer months), Peregrine falcons, Appalachian yellow-bellied sapsucker and northern saw-whet owls.

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Written by  Simon Thompson.

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