Birding Workshop - Observing and Sharing your sightings

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Saturday July 27

8:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

With Keith Watson

Twin Creeks Science and Education Center 1316 Cherokee Orchard Rd Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Keep your eyes sharp and your fingers quick for this in-depth birding adventure and eBird mobile workshop. Spend a full day in the Smoky Mountains to look, listen and identify avian species in the area. Get pointers on building your life-list and learn how reporting individual sightings can help the Citizen Science movement!

*eBird Mobile is a free database of bird observation records submitted from all corners of the world that can be accessed anytime to learn more about birds and record sightings. Download eBird Mobile today and bring your questions about contributing your observation data to expert birder Keith Watson. 

We'll start our day meeting and greeting our fellow birders and Keith will share a brief overview of eBird with us. Then, we'll hit the trail and create our own digital and handwritten checklists of sightings, counts, locations, weather conditions and more. 

Our lunch break will begin at approximately 11:30 A.M. We'll resume promptly at 1 P.M. in the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center conference room.

Activity rating: Easy active. Setting: Walks that ramble along uneven trails and waterways with exposed roots and rocks. Potential for slight elevation gain and loss. Participants could encounter hazards such as exposed roots and rocks, insects and snakes. A portion of this event will happen indoors and seating will be available.

What to Bring: In addition to your binoculars, field guides, Birds Of The Great Smokies checklist, notebook, writing utensil and your mobile device, be sure to wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring along water and enough food for your comfort. Sunscreen, a hat, 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