Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tremont birding class

Road to Tremont
Thank you Tiffany Beachy for inviting me to talk last Saturday night to your master birding class at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. I speak there annually, and for me it's like a trip back home to the Smokies. Yes, I am an official Tremonster.

Tremont's "Birds of the Smokies" weekend workshop is part of their Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program. 

Our topic Saturday evening was "Secrets of Backyard Birds," a look into the lives, courtship, parental roles and even divorce within the birds you commonly see in and around your home. Species like the ever present robins, chickadees, wrens, cardinals, goldfinches and blue jays. There's a lot going on in your backyard. They do more than just come and go from your feeders.

Beachy is the Citizen Science Coordinator at Tremont.

Thank you again. Great group of birders.

Class of 2016

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