Birding - The Balsams with Kevin Burke

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Sunday June 2

8:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

With Kevin Burke

Meeting location: Pisgah Inn 408 Blue Ridge Parkway Canton, North Carolina 28716

The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the Appalachian Mountains from Virginia into North Carolina and ends in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After our meet and greet, we'll organize a vehicle convoy and head south to visit various locations in the Blue Ridge mountains looking for some of the areas most exciting birds such as many species of warblers, vireos and the hard to identify Empidomax Flycathers. Then, we will travel to Heintooga Overlook (5,200 feet in elevation), the most reliable place to observe Red Crossbills in the last few years.

Higher Elevation breeding birds include Common Raven, Brown Creeper, Dark-eyed Junco, Winter Wren and many more. Higher elevations in the mountains are cloaked with Spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests mixed with heath balds of Catawba Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel. 

Can't make it? Take dad out for father's day! Sign up now to attend Birding - The Pisgah Inn and Blue Ridge Parkway with Kevin Burke on Sunday, June 16.  

Activity rating: 1-2 Easy - 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 dress in layers, 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