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Spring Bird walk at FENCE

On Thursday, April 4th at 8am the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center will offer a guided bird walk. This event is free and open to the public. FENCE welcomes everyone from first time birders to advanced birders! Please meet at the FENCE center and remember to dress in comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring along binoculars and local bird guides if you have them. 

 

Everyone loves birding in the spring and there are few places nicer than the Carolina Foothills in April, with its emerging blooms & woodlands full of birdsong. Brown Thrashers will be singing their rich songs from the treetops while the first broods of Eastern Bluebirds, Carolina Chickadees, and Tufted Titmice will be well on their way. Meanwhile the first batch of spring migrants – an assortment of beautiful warblers, vireos, and gnatcatchers – will just now be returning from their wintering grounds in Central & South America. As this is early spring, there should still be a few winter residents around as well! Join International bird guide, Clifton Avery, for a walk around the FENCE property. We can expect to see/hear at least 40 different species – maybe more! 

This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon, North Carolina. For more information about this or upcoming events call 828-859-9021 or email info@fence.org. 

 

– Submitted by Amy Schmitte