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Advanced Birding Identification
May 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm$25 – $60
Have you wondered why some bird species are always easy to identify all of the time, some bird species are easy to identify some of the time, and some bird species seem to be almost impossible to identify all of the time? The answers can be found in the natural history of individual species.
This course will explore such aspects of the lives of birds as seasonal plumage, molt, nestling growth, seasonal occurrence, habitat requirements, and similarities between related and sometimes completely unrelated species. Acquiring a basic understanding these factors can help you to more quickly find the right section of your field guide and arrive at the most likely identification for the bird in your binoculars.
Adult Field Courses
Welcome to Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation’s (GMSF) Field Courses! We are excited to share the unique wonders of the mountain with you. Since 2008, GMSF has aimed at creating educational programming that deepens understanding through in-depth study and field research. Our goal is to provide you with a rich experience in a particular field of study, and to also provide a safe and memorable trip to Grandfather Mountain.
Please call us at (828) 737-0833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The series runs from May through October, with topics including bird ecology and behavior, ecology, photography, painting, climate change and stargazing. Cost is $60 per person (or $25 for members of Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club program), with registration required in advance. To learn more or become a member, click here.
Online registration opens April 1, limited to 10 people.
NOTE: Bridge Club members must present valid Bridge Club ID upon arrival, or they will have to pay the full price.
CANCELLATION POLICY: These events are extremely popular and usually have an extensive waiting list. If for some reason you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the event will not be eligible for refund. Cancellations made within a week or greater, or in the event that we are forced to cancel, will be fully refunded.