Updates for birdersWritten by Admin
Spring bird spotting has begin
Spring bird walks have begun for the Franklin Bird Club, with excursions held along the Little Tennessee River Greenway in Franklin each Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m.
Birders of all experience levels — including none — are welcome to accompany the more seasoned avian spotters on their weekly walks.
Meeting locations vary. 828.524.5234.
Welcome back the migratory birds
Celebrate the return of migratory birds with a day of birding and educational programs at the Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, April 30.
The International Migratory Bird Day Celebration will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a chance to bird with naturalist Vicky Burkey. Beginning and intermediate birders will learn about the species present and get a handle on bird characteristics and habitat preferences. From 1:30 to 3 p.m., a hands-on survival game called “Migration: Risky Business” will showcase the trials birds go to on their journey, and a live bird program with Carlton Burkey of Carolina Mountain Naturalists will wrap things up at 3 p.m.
With its summer season of events now underway, the Cradle of Forestry’s full lineup of events is online at www.cradleofforestry.org.
$5 for ages 16 and up; free for youth, with full access to exhibits and trails included along with event admission. America the Beautiful and Golden Age passports accepted.