ecoEXPLORE and NC Arboretum: Wonderful Wild Birds of WNC! Mountain Region Ornithology Season Summit (Ages 5-13)

February 17, 2024
12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806

Fly on down to celebrate the end of Ornithology Season and the Great Backyard Bird Count with us at the NC Arboretum! We’ll have special guests from Wild Bird Research Group joining for a marvelous mist-netting demonstration that will begin at 12:00. Mist netting is a technique commonly used by scientists to capture birds in order to monitor demographics and learn more about wild bird behavior, so we’re hoping to see some wild Songbirds up close! After that, we’ll have local naturalist Carlton Burke join us for a presentation on the wild birds of WNC, highlighting and including live raptors! We’re excited to also be celebrating the Great Backyard Bird Count with this event, which takes place between Feb 16 and 19! This will be a super fun bird-tastic day! We hope to see you there!

(BONUS: attending this in-person event can count towards Ornithology Challenge Four)

**A gentle reminder that this sign up form is for the ecoEXPLORE event associated with the Great Backyard Bird Count intended for youth ages 5-13 and their families. Many portions of the NC Arboretum’s Great Backyard Bird Count Day will be open to the general public, but not all. If you are an adult who wishes to attend the general public portions of this event with no youth participants, please click here to learn more about the public schedule for the day and kindly refrain from using the sign-up form below. Thank you!**

Registration is required for this event and space is limited.

REGISTER HERE

*The entry fee into the arboretum will be waved for participants who are registered for this event.*

ecoEXPLORE: Ornithology Season Summit (Virtual Event-register at link)