Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Birding & Breakfast

Blackburnian Warbler

 It's time for another Birding & Breakfast at Ijams. 

Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.

This time the topic is Migratory Birds: vireos, tanagers, thrushes and warblers. Join me for this indoor program (rain is predicted) about the birds that migrate through the valley in April. Many of them will pause for a day or two in your neighborhood, so be on the lookout.

Migration is an exhaustive process. Migrants can lose over one third of their body weight. Most ultimately fly farther north. The Tennessee warbler practically leaves the country. But many remain in the Volunteer State to nest in the Cumberland and Smoky Mountains. 

Plus, as always for our B&B, Peg will be serving a traditional breakfast. Fee: Ijams members $7, non members $12. But register soon. Space is limited to first 20 people. Call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

Baltimore Oriole
Cerulean Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Parula Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Wish I could be there for this program! These two birds are 2 I've never seen. Great pictures! Sometimes we see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, etc. about April as they are passing by here. I ♥ birds!