Hampton Creek Cove Bird Walk scheduled

Published 11:43 am Thursday, March 28, 2024

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Birdwatching, also known as birding, is a popular hobby enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. With approximately 250 species of birds inhabiting the Southern Appalachian Mountains, there is no shortage of opportunities for birders to observe and appreciate these fascinating creatures. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just beginning to explore the world of birdwatching, joining a bird walk can be an excellent way to learn tips and techniques for spotting and identifying native bird species.

The Elizabethton Bird Club, in collaboration with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, invites individuals to participate in a leisurely spring bird walk at Hampton Creek Cove. This 693-acre preserve offers an ideal habitat for a diverse range of bird species, including the elusive Golden-winged Warbler. Thanks to the conservation efforts of multiple agencies, the habitat of the Golden-winged Warbler has been protected, providing birdwatchers with a unique opportunity to observe these beautiful birds in their natural environment.

During the bird walk, participants will have the chance to learn from experienced birders and representatives of the Elizabethton Bird Club, including Chris Soto. These knowledgeable individuals will share their expertise on bird identification and behavior, helping attendees develop their skills as birdwatchers.

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While participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, a limited number of pairs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Binoculars are essential tools for birdwatching, allowing observers to get a closer look at birds while maintaining a respectful distance.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about birds or simply enjoy spending time outdoors, the spring bird walk at Hampton Creek Cove promises to be an enriching experience for all participants. So grab your binoculars and join us for a memorable journey into the world of birdwatching!

If you have any questions, please reach out to katie@appalachian.org.