Beginning Birding Workshop

Asheville, NC, USA

VB
102 reviews
May 17 - 17, 2021
Group size: 4 - 8
Beginning Birding Workshop
Asheville, NC, USA

102 reviews

May 17 - 17, 2021
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip


“Birding is the fastest growing hobby in the country. Birds are an everyday part of our lives. In this three hour class we will learn about the birds in our area, how to choose the best binoculars, look at current books and field guides, and start to learn about how best to identify birds by their songs, plumage and behavior. “  


What is a Bird? Well, I know we all know that, but what makes a bird a bird? We will look at some of the amazing facts about these winged creatures, go through the parts of a bird in detail; look at the structure and explain some of the terminology. What goes through your mind when you see a bird: how long is its tail, what shape and color is its head, and how does it fly. We will also look at the dizzying range of binoculars on the market, learn about bird identification; why do birds sing? Where do birds go on their yearly migrations? There are a lot of Field Guides and books on the market, so which one is the best for us here in Western North Carolina. Are paintings better than photos and what birds do we get around here?  Where are the best areas to find birds in our area? How familiar are you with common birds around Asheville?


We will discuss all of this and much more, so join us for a fun day in the world of birds. 

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • binoculars
    we have binoculars for you to borrow if needed
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

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VB
Ventures Birding Tours
102 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

Very nice trip, got 9 lifers. Aaron went out of his way to meet the needs of all participants. I was able to ride down and return with Aaron, in addition to the daily trips with him. Outstanding service. Alan
By Alan's Email L for Southeastern NC Hotspots - Spring on 05 May, 2021
This Green River Game Lands 2 offered a variety of habitats, elevations and therefore wonderful opportunities to see a variety of birds. Walks were short, yet very rewarding to hear and see birds in their natural settings. Highly recommend!
By Claudia A for Green River Game Lands 2 on 04 May, 2021
Great trip. Kevin Knows his stuff.
By Howard B for Henderson County, NC - County Birding on 03 May, 2021
We had a great time! Kevin knows his birds and always made sure that we saw them. His enthusiasm, knowledge and patience will bring us back!!
By Leigh F for Henderson County, NC - County Birding on 03 May, 2021
Nice trip, beautiful woods, good birds.
By Anne H for Green River Game Lands 2 on 02 May, 2021
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