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Meet the birds of Lake Chatuge

Birders watch the lake for avian residents. MountainTrue photo Birders watch the lake for avian residents. MountainTrue photo

Join MountainTrue’s 18th annual caravan around the Lake Chatuge shoreline to view a variety of birds 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9. 

Typically, 18-25 different species are observed, ranging from small songbirds to larger birds of prey and wintering waterfowl commonly associated with more northerly climes. Retired Young Harris College professor and MountainTrue member Brenda Hull will lead the bird watch again this year. A spotting scope is provided for up-close views, but participants should still bring binoculars and a favorite bird identification guide, if they have them.

Cost is $5 for MountainTrue members or $15 for nonmembers. Kids 8 and up are welcome, but everyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets. In case of inclement weather, the outing will be held Saturday, March 16. Sign up at

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