Tuesday
Nov062012

Cornell Offering Mini-Grants for Neighborhood Bird Events

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “Celebrate Urban Birds” project is accepting applications for mini-grants to fund neighborhood events that promote an appreciation for birds and nature. Organizations working with underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. No experience with birds is required. Grants average $250-$500.

See this news release for more information.
Tuesday
Sep252012

Birder-Freindly Business: Blue Ridge Bed & Breakfast Offering Discount to NC Birders!


If you're planning on heading to the North Carolina Mountains for a birding trip, the Blue Ridge Bed & Breakfast is a Birder-Friendly Business currently offering a 10% discount to all NC Birders!  They can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway between NC Birding Trail Sites Stone Mountain State Park (Mountain Guide, p. 18) and Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (Mountain Guide, p.15). Happy Birding!

Monday
Sep242012

Fall Migration is Here!

Fall Migration is solidly upon us. Hawks have been spotted at Pilot Mountain, black-bellied plovers spied on the coast, and fall warblers are popping up all over!

If you are daunted by identifying these small, often non-descript birds, perhaps this post from Nathan Swick will make you feel better!

Whether you're looking for rare birds or just enjoying the arrival of more common species, it is a wonderful time to be out in the woods and birding!
Monday
Sep242012

Beautiful Bird Art

If you like your bird drawings on the slightly more impressionistic side, check out artist and birder Catherine Hamilton's recent work.  She's been traveling, birding, and sketching - and making occasional blog posts about her adventures.
Monday
Sep242012

Upcoming Event: Flock to the Rock, Sep 29-30

Chimney Rock State Park will host Western North Carolina’s premier fall migration birding event, the 4th Annual Flock to the Rock, on Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30, 2012, in Chimney Rock, N.C. A special highlight will be a new educational Birds of Prey program, featuring a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl, presented by Education Manager & Naturalist Emily Walker. Flock to the Rock offers bird walks guided by local experts, workshops ranging from bird photography to hummingbirds, family nature walks and kids’ activities. Flock to the Rock coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen flying over Chimney Rock on their way south. The weekend birding activities run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Wild Birds Unlimited Asheville will have quality bird seed and feeders, a variety of bird houses, bird books and more available for purchase. There is no additional cost with paid Park admission. Find details at chimneyrockpark.com.
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