Birding - Sundown Along the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Saturday June 15

5:00 PM  –  10:00 PM

With Kevin Burke

Meet at The Pisgah Inn - 408 Blue Ridge Parkway Canton, North Carolina 28716

Higher elevations on the Blue Ridge Parkway are breeding grounds to many unique birds. We will explore these Southern Appalachian specialties in the afternoon to hopefully catch a beautiful sunset. There will be many excellent birds that we will be targeting. Alder and Least Flycatcher, Canada warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Peregrine Falcon, Ruffed Grouse, and Barred and Northern Saw-Whet Owls. We will be in some of the best habitats to hear the Northern Saw-Whet Owl and if we are extremely fortunate we may be able to see one of these magnificent owls. This will be a similar trip to GSMA's "Birding the Balsams trip", but we will start a little later in the day to have a better chance of hearing owls and other nocturnal creatures. We may have an encounter with a Southern Flying Squirrel or several species of bats that inhabit the parkway.

Activity rating: Easy active. This event will be a vehicle convoy where we will travel and make stops along the way. Expect to take short walks and expect to exit and enter your vehicles often.

What to bring: In addition to plenty of water, an appropriate amount of food for your comfort, sturdy trail shoes, your favorite field guide, binoculars and a notebook, we also recommend you bring a hat, sunscreen and a backpack to store your food and extra gear. A personal first-aid kit and trekking poles may be helpful as well.

Active/Lapsed Members: Please sign in or register (above) prior to completing this registration.

Non-Members: Please register above prior to completing this registration. When you choose the non-member fee below, you will automatically earn a Buckeye-Level membership good thru a year from today.

All Required: Please read our Waivers and Policy Agreements.

For more information, call Dana Murphy at 865.436.7318, Ext. 349