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Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:22

News for birders

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Go birding, support the arts

A “Birding for the Arts” outing in Haywood County will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The Blue Ridge Mountains have become the summer-nesting sanctuary for many neo-tropical varieties, as well as those birds that are here year around. Join local birders Joe Sam and Kate Queen and naturalist Don Hendershot as you stroll through orchards, around lakes, and over mountains to watch and listen. The outing will raise money for the Haywood County Arts Council.

Bring binoculars and rain poncho. Light hiking is involved. Tickets are $25 per person; participation is limited to thirty-five partygoers, and the registration deadline is Thursday, May 5.


Birding workshop at Cataloochee Ranch 

Cataloochee Ranch will hold a birding workshop April 29 – May 1, featuring Jeremy Hyman, a biology professor at Western Carolina University.

Hyman will give a presentation Friday night, then conduct bird walks Saturday and Sunday.

The event is $125 per day per person, which includes lodging and meals.


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