From Black Mountain Recreation and Parks:
Next outing is
Saturday, January 11
9 – 10 a.m.
401 Laurel Circle Dr.
All you need is a pair of binoculars, a sharp pencil, and comfortable walking shoes. Local Birder, James Poling, will lead this monthly outing. Beginners will receive a list of birds which you will check off as sightings are made.
BIRD OF THE WEEK:
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Size: Length 13.5″, wingspan 24″, weight 1 lb.
Habitat: Breeds on small to moderate-sized, shallow freshwater ponds and marshes. Winters along coasts and on large bodies of water.
Food Habits: Dives underwater for food, in open water and among aquatic vegetation. Picks insects off water surface. Aquatic insects, fish, crustaceans, and other small aquatic animals.
Migration: Summers in eastern and central Canada; winters in southeastern U.S. and California coast.
Conservation Status: Common, but breeding range contracting and populations may be declining.
Please contact Deanna Stone if you plan on attending this event at email@example.com
Free to the public!