• Insider's guide to Great Smoky Mountain birding - Cades Cove

    15 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Where to go birding without the crowds in our busiest national park .
    In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, over a half million acres visited by more than 11 million folks, you can still bird in relative solitude. I've been birding on the Tennessee side of GSM for over thirty years; and Cades Cove is at the top of my easily accessible, ‘private' habitats.
    This area, located in the southeastern Tennessee side, is one of the few open spaces in the park. Most visitors arrive by car and take the one-way, 11-mile Loop Road. It circles the open valley with panoramic mountain views and...
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