When: May 10, starting at 8:30 am
Where: Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area, TN
Distance: Approx. 1.5 to 2 miles
Difficulty: Easy, 3/10
Registration: Pre-registration is REQUIRED
Join us for this beginning birding walk to learn tips on how to listen for birds, spot their movements, then look for marks to help you identify them. The walk will be led by Chris Soto, SAHC Trustee and member of the Elizabethton Bird Club and Joe McGuiness, vice president of activities for the Elizabethton Bird Club. This will be a great event for beginning birders who want to get some hands-on experience!
Birding may begin in the parking area, as there are often a number of birds right there. The birds will determine where we go and stop along the route, but you can expect to walk about one to two miles on trails, through pastures, across the new bridge over the creek, and along the edge of the tree line. Hopefully we’ll see some Golden-winged Warblers! Along this route, we’ll be watching for birds near portions of the Elm Hollow Loop Trail and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, up to the base of the Shell Hollow Trail.
*A limited supply of binoculars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This outing is Part 2 of a 2-part series, with a Virtual SAHC Lunch and Learn on May 3rd at 12:00pm: Birding for Beginners. You are not required to sign up for both, but it is recommended. Learn about birding, then join us at Hampton Creek Cove to put your new knowledge to work! Register separately for the virtual introductory program HERE.
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Register for Beginner Birder Walk
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