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The Great Backyard Bird Count Birding Symposium

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Murray Hall
Soozi Pline


The Great Backyard Bird Count Birding Symposium

Four Incredible Presentations by Local Birding Experts!
Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Carriage House
First 30 people to register online will receive a complimentary gift!
Register Here

Live birds, HOPE the life-sized whooping crane puppet, virtual Lewis Birding Trail tour, cutting edge conservation research and much more!

On Saturday, February 17, there will be a special, family friendly, Birding Symposium held in the Guest Center Carriage House featuring four workshops taught by local birding enthusiasts including Herb Lewis, creator of HBG’s Lewis Birding Trail.  The theme this year is iconic BIG birds and will feature great horned owls, whopping cranes, kestrels and red tailed hawks!

9:30-10:30 am Amber Wilson-International Crane Foundation Intern will speak about the Whooping Crane, show the Traveling Crane Trunk and have a table set-up with ICF and WNWR information

Great Photo Opportunity With Special Guest, HOPE, the larger than life Whooping Crane puppet!

10:45-11:45 am  Curt Cearly will speak about the Rise Raptor Project, he’ll bring his great horned owl or red tailed hawk, and he’ll have a table set-up with RISE Raptor Project support material.

Lunch Break

12:30-1:00 pm Soozi Pline, HBG Director of Education, will give a brief overview on the GBBC and how to count birds for HBG (and at home too).

1:15-2:15 pm

1:15-2:15 pm Join Herb Lewis as he takes you on A Birding Adventure, sharing a virtual tour of the Lewis Birding Trail, featuring local and migrating species that frequent feeders and nesting boxes throughout the 112 acre Garden. Thanks to Herb and Terry Lewis’ dedication the Garden is now an eBird Hotspot with 110 species identified!   Weather permitting we will end this program with a guided walk along the Lewis Birding Trail!

Free for Garden Members; Garden Admission Required for Non-Members

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