SP20 Bird Songs of the Spring Woodlands

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Thursday April 9

9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Birds Songs of the Spring Woodlands

Instructor: Simon Thompson

Thursday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$44 Member | $54 Non-member

Limit: 24 students

BRN Elective - 3 Hours


With the dense canopy of spring forests it is difficult to identify which birds are singing without at least learning the basics of birdsong identification. The class starts indoors with a slide discussion of local birds and their spring breeding behavior patterns, and then moves outside onto the Arboretum grounds to listen to the spring chorus of songsters. The easiest way to learn the songs and calls of the birds is to spend time in the field.

Simon Thompson is an international birding expert originally from Suffolk, England, who now calls Western North Carolina home. He spent six months in China studying crane and birds of prey migration as a member of the British China Crane Watch expedition. Thompson is the director of the Ventures Nature Travel program in Tryon, N.C. birdventures.com


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