FA17 Hawk Watch

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Tuesday September 26

9:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Hawk Watch
Instructor: Carlton Burke
Tuesday, September 26; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$58 Member / $68 Non-Member
Limit: 20

Hawks, falcons and the other daytime raptors are the most visible of our birds of prey and continually delight both novice and expert bird watchers. Participants will learn about hawks, falcons, and eagles that can be observed in western North Carolina, meet one or more live captive education raptors in the classroom, and then carpool to a nearby location on the Blue Ridge Parkway to look for migratory hawks that pass through the area during the autumn months. Students should dress appropriately for the field trip. This class fulfills four hours of elective credit for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate.

A naturalist and educator who lives in Mills River, N.C., Carlton Burke operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, which specializes in presenting live animal and nature programs for area schools, summer camps and many other organizations including the Arboretum where he has been a popular instructor for many years. He was the curator of exhibits at the Western North Carolina Nature Center for over 25 years and is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.