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See the birds

Go birding

Learn the basics of birding with an outdoor adventure 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, near Franklin. 

Situated amid the Western North Carolina migratory bird flyway and the Little Tennessee River, participants will bird one of the best places in Appalachia to see and hear avian arrivals firsthand. 

Offered by Alarka Expeditions. Tour includes moderate walking. Cost is $55; learn more at


Weigh in on migratory bird seasons

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting input on proposed migratory bird hunting seasons for 2021-2022 through its online comment portal at 

These regulations will apply to waterfowl, webless and extended falconry. Commissioners will review the comments and set season dates April 22. 

Learn more at

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