Lake Junaluska a top spot for winter birding

The Highlands Plateau chapter of the Audubon Society will go birding at Lake Junaluska on Monday, Jan. 21, to mark the first watching excursion of the New Year. The lake is ideal for attracting winter birds and waterfowl. The group will circle the lake by car, with stops to scan and spot such specialties as ruddy ducks, gadwalls, american widgeon, osprey and others.

Participants should bring binoculars, scopes and cameras. Call for meeting time and place, or to carpool with other birders coming from Jackson and Macon counties. 828.526.1939 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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