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Birding Symposium
Saturday February 15, 2014: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Murray Hall

This special Birding Symposium features workshop sessions taught by local birding enthusiasts including Herb Lewis, creator of HBG’s Lewis Birding Trail and Brian Naughton, the Garden’s resident Purple Martin expert. In addition to the workshops, the symposium includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and learn session, door prizes, discussion on the Great Backyard Bird Count and birding tours led by Herb and Brian.


7 am
Early check-in
  Special early morning walk through the Garden led by Herb Lewis

8:30 am Check-in   Munch & Mingle continental breakfast

9 am
Session 1
  North Alabama Birding Trail
Maps and checklists for trails throughout north AL will be available

9:45 am   Break and Door Prize Drawing!

10 am
Session 2
  Hummingbirds, taught by Melissa Kirkendall

10:45 am
Session 3
  Great Backyard Bird Count and the Lewis Birding Trail, taught by Herb Lewis
(Lewis Birding Trail maps and Garden checklists will be available)

11:45am   Munch & Mingle lunch

12:30 pm
Session 4

  Purple Martins, taught by Brian Naughton
1:15 pm

  Break and Door Prize Drawing!
1:30 pm
Session 5

  Backyard Birds, taught by Herb Lewis
2:30 pm   Guided walk through the Lewis Birding Trail and to the Purple Martin Colony

All Materials Provided
Registration includes continental breakfast, snacks and boxed lunch.

Members $40, Non-members $50
Birding Symposium

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