Date: Friday, September 15th
Where: Ridge Junction Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway
Distance: NO hiking involved, walking is limited
Difficulty: Easy (1/10)
Cost: FREE for all participants
Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and the Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter for a morning of birding along the Blue Ridge Parkway. During September many of our beloved birds of summer will be migrating through this exact location on Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River. After days of flying south, migratory birds can easily be found at this location on the Blue Ridge Parkway temporarily resting their wings along their journey to Central and South America. We will gather first thing in the morning to witness these beautiful animals before they disappear from the Southern Appalachian mountains for the winter.
This special experience is being made possible by our partner and friends at the Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter (BRAC), who have long supported SAHC’s land protection efforts to conserve critical bird habitat throughout the Southern Appalachians. The BRAC have kindly offered their time and expertise to lead this outing to help participants properly see and identify birds. A limited number of binoculars will be provided to attendees. Early bird gets the worm!
What To Bring: close-toed shoes, a snack, water, jacket/rain gear, camera, and binoculars. Extras binoculars will be available if you don’t have any. Please dress in layers, the weather can be much cooler at this elevation during September.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost – Free for everyone. Pre-registration is required.