SP20 Sparrow Identification Workshop

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Thursday January 30

9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Sparrow Identification Workshop

Instructor: Kevin Burke

Thursday, January 30; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

$44 Member | $54 Non-member

Limit: 20 students

BRN Elective - 3 Hours


The subtle beauty of the sparrow species is often overlooked, and these small brown birds that dart in and out of the brush can be challenging to identify. In this class we will go over helpful hints and tips to sort out this difficult-to-identify family of birds. We will discuss habitat, feeding habits and quick field ID tips, as well as all the species that regularly occur in Western North Carolina.

Kevin Burke was introduced to birding while taking an ornithology class and has been birding every day since. He has a degree in resource recreation and tourism from the University of Idaho and honed his birding skills teaching environmental education. Kevin has led birding trips across the country to Washington's San Juan Islands and Idaho's back country and abroad with trips to Portugal and Colombia. His lifelong journey has developed into a desire to share his knowledge and help others grow their skills.


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