Black Mountain Recreation and Parks hosts birding outing for beginners Jan. 11

From Black Mountain Recreation and Parks:

BEGINNING BIRDING!

Next outing is
Saturday, January 11
9 – 10 a.m.
Lake Tomahawk
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 deanna.stone@townofblackmountain.org
(828) 669-8610

Free to the public!

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