Beginning Birding Workshop

Asheville, NC, USA

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

115 reviews

May 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
115 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

This was a great day. Clifton navigated some unexpected logistics (unposted road closure) and made a full day with tons of stops he was familiar with. I am only a year into birding and added 13 species to my list. He was the most experienced person I have ever birded with, able to ID tons of birds by ear then spot them.
By Rebecca D for Avery County, NC - County Birding on 13 Jul, 2021
This was a great trip. Kevin Burke is a wonderful trip leader. He makes every effort for everyone to see the birds. He works hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.
By Bill W for Maine - Puffins, Boreal Birds, & Spectacular Scenery 2 on 11 Jul, 2021
The tour and tour guide were excellent in every way. Kevin our guide did everything in his power to to assist all participants throughout the trip to make the most enjoyable and fun trip possible.
By Alan's Email L for Maine - Puffins, Boreal Birds, & Spectacular Scenery 2 on 03 Jul, 2021
You should be aware that this trip was cancelled by Ventures Birding, and I have a credit with them for the full amount paid.
By Kathleen S for Michigan - Kirtland's Warblers & The Upper Peninsula on 26 Jun, 2021
The scenery alone made me want to go there, plus the unusual plants. And the birds1 Enjoyed the presentation.
By barbara r for Lions, Penguins and Proteas, A Virtual Tour of South Africa on 16 Jun, 2021
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