FENCE to host summer bird walk

Published 12:36 pm Thursday, August 1, 2019

On Thursday, August 8th at 8:00 a.m., the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) will offer a guided bird walk.

Though August is a summer month, it is the start of the fall migration for many of our local birds. Many of our summer bird residents are still around at this time of year, perhaps still singing, while certain species such as Barn Swallow and Purple Martin have largely gone. The first of many southbound songbird migrants are just beginning to trickle through.

Join, Clifton Avery, one of Ventures Birding guides for a walk through the woodlands around FENCE and search for a variety of warblers, tanagers, sparrows and more.  

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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.

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