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Birding Basics

Birding Basics: The Wonder of Birds

ONLINE | Thursday, February 16, 6 - 7 p.m.

Instructors: Simon Thompson

$25 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 30

1 hour credit | BREG Elective - Wildlife | BRN - Elective - Wildlife

Birdwatching has increased 300% during the pandemic, and many eyes are newly opened to the wonder of birds. Expand your world view of the wonder of birds in this travelog of birding near and far. We're going to look at the multiple shapes and colors and variety of birds on the planet. With so much fun and adventure in the world of birds, you don’t have to be a beginner to enjoy this lively presentation by expert birder Simon Thompson of Ventures Birding Tours.

Simon Thompson, originally from Suffolk, England, has lived in Western North Carolina for over 20 years. Prior to moving to the US he lived in Lebanon, Kenya, Yemen, and Ghana, where his interest in birds and natural history began. In addition to traveling extensively in the United States, Simon spent six months in China studying the crane and bird of prey migration as a member of the British "China Crane Watch" expedition. As owner and operator of Ventures Birding Tours, Simon has led many birding trips all over the world.

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February 16, 2023


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