Explore the higher elevations of the Southern Appalachians and look for some of the area’s most exciting birds. Expert guide Kevin Burke will help you look for the many species of warblers, vireos, and hard-to-identify Empidomax Flycatchers in higher elevations in spring. Other higher elevation breeding birds include Common Raven, Brown Creeper, Dark-eyed Junco, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, and Red-breasted Nuthatch. The field experience will cover locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including as far as Heintooga, the most reliable spot in the last few years for Red Crossbills. Bring your binoculars and birding guides; You’ll likely add on to your birding life list on this enjoyable trip.
FIELD | Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.