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The Joy of Spring Birding

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

May is an exciting month for birding in the High Country. Songbirds are arriving every day from as far away as South America, flying at night so they can use daylight hours to feed and rest. Some stay to set up territories and raise young through the late spring and summer months, and some just stop on the mountain long enough to find high-protein food and store energy to move on to the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Join Steve Dowlan to delight in the joy of spring birding! Limited to 12 participants. To register, email Judi Sawyer at judi@grandfather.com.

Grandfather Mountain’s Adult Field Courses examine specific aspects of the park ecosystem through just the right combination of fun field excursions and classroom presentations. Our course leaders are experts in their fields and include professors, naturalists, scientists and acclaimed photographers, writers, historians and artists.

Most courses run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch will be eaten in the field. Please bring your own lunch. Rates do not include taxes.


May 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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