Winter Birding

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Wednesday February 8

9:15 AM  –  12:15 PM

Winter Birding in the Carolinas

FIELD* Wednesday, December 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Instructor: Kevin Burke

$65 Non-member**(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BRN Elective | NCEE Criteria II


The winter season offers easy birding with no leaves to obscure the view, but many of our spring and summer migrants have left for warmer climes. Exciting birding still occurs in western North Carolina though as flocks of winter ducks move into our area feeding and resting in the area's lakes and reservoirs, cryptically-colored sparrows call from the thickets and open fields and raptors become obvious. This class will meet at the Arboretum and, weather permitting, head out into the field for nearby winter birding locations. 

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.  


*Registrants will be sent a reminder email the day before with the meeting location, current safety guidelines and additional details.


***Upon registration, participants will be asked to identify if they are seeking certificate credit through Arboretum certificate of merit programs or NC Environmental Education. Responses will prompt further communication regarding requirements and reporting for credit.




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