Bird watching experts tell us that on the Virginia Creeper Trail alone, more than 30
types of birds can be observed at any one time in a short period of distance. Bird
enthusiasts can expect to see a variety of Warblers including Ovenbird, Hooded, Black and
White, Black-Throated Green, Northern Parula, common Yellowthroat, Yellow-Rumped,
Black-Throated Blue and others. Additional birds that will likely be spotted include
Red-Winged Blackbird, Dark-Eyed Junco, Carolina and House Wrens, Eastern Towhee, Wood
Thrush, Blue-headed and Red-eyed vireos, Woodpeckers, Belted Kingfisher and Brown
Thrasher. Many of these species can be observed just sitting on the "Watchable
Wildlife Platform" near the river behind Creeper Trail Cottages. In fact, we have
a resident Great Blue Heron and an adorable Belted Kingfisher couple living on the
property. Bird guiding services are available for small groups (and a fee, of course)
staying at Creeper Trail Cottages. Area experts love to share their bird knowledge.
The plants native to this area, including wild
flowers, are extremely beautiful and there is something blooming almost year-round.
Just walking along the Creeper Trail Cottage river bank, or observing from the porch will
give you an eye-full!
Send us a mail and let us arrange a
special fishing or nature weekend for you.