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Birding Basics

Birding Basics: Bird Song

ONLINE | Thursday, May 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

Instructors: Kevin Burke

$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

A plethora of bird species call the North Carolina mountains ‘home’ during the spring and summer. Breeding behaviors (such as singing) are generally at their peak in springtime. Enjoying these songs and calls can be one of the most rewarding aspects of birding! We will learn the difference between songs & calls as well as many helpful tips for learning how to recognize the vocalizations of our most common bird species. This program is perfect for those trying to get a start on learning bird songs or for those who might need a refresher course!

Kevin Burke was introduced to birding while taking an ornithology class and has been birding every day since. He has a degree in resource recreation and tourism from the University of Idaho and honed his birding skills teaching environmental education. Kevin has led birding trips across the country to Washington's San Juan Islands and Idaho's back country and abroad with trips to Portugal and Colombia. His lifelong journey has developed into a desire to share his knowledge and help others grow their skills.

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May 18, 2023


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