National Geographic, The National Audubon Society, and over 150 other organizations have declared 2018 the Year of the Bird. This is to commemorate the Migratory Bird Treaty Act's 100th year! Lake Conestee Nature Park is well known in the birding community for it's diverse array of bird species. To date they have counted 219 different species of birds in the park; most of which are migratory species.
To continue the celebration of The Year of the Bird they would like to encourage you to become a birder! This event will have multiple stations that participants will be guided through. Each station will have a different topic that will provide you with the tools and basic knowledge necessary to start a new hobby as a birder!
- Basic ID Skills - you will look at basic physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish the different groups of birds from one another.
- Bird Calls - Birds are more often heard than seen. They will have several activities that will give you the tools you need to start mastering these complex sounds at home.
- Bird Habitat Must Haves - You don't have to go far to see birds in action. They will discuss native plants, bird boxes, and other tools that will help turn your backyard into a bird oasis.
- Birding Tools - Binoculars and bird guides are essential tools to have when it comes to birding. They will discuss features to look for in binoculars and show you some of their favorite bird guides and phone apps!
Ages: 12 years and older (they will have a birding event geared towards smaller children in December!)
When: Saturday, October 27th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: 601 Fork Shoals Rd., Greenville, SC. This is the office entrance.They will meet you at the kiosk by the trail head marked W2 on the park map.
Cost: $12 - there will be door prizes and a few resources for you to take home
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, October 25th. Minimum of 8 participants required.
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