Come chase away the winter blahs at the “Birding at Burritt” Super Saturday January 25, 2020, from 9am-4pm. For the second year in a row, we are collaborating with the Huntsville Audubon society and Tommy Howell’s Bird Encounter Nature Program for a fun-filled day of learning, hiking, and bird watching. This event is free to members or pay regular Burritt admission to participate in these programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Feather ID workshop 9:30am-10:45am
This workshop, taught by Lisa Gardner, will use actual feather specimens to teach identification of North American birds. Other topics include feather morphology, flight dynamics and wing design, feather development, structure, pigments, and specialized feathers. This course is designed for all skill levels. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Audubon bird watching hike on the trail 11:00am-12:30pm and again 2:15-3:45
This moderate hike is for all ages. Must be able to maneuver stairs.
Birding 101: This beginner birding hike includes techniques for using binoculars and quick tips for spotting and identifying birds. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, but the hike leader will have some available.
Tommy Howell Bird Encounter Nature Program 1:00-2:00pm
Come enjoy Tommy’s “Beauties from the Sky” program. This outstanding collection of unusual birds will impress you! This fun and educational outing will fascinate the entire family. Seating is limited, and it is a first come first served basis. The doors open at 12:45, and no one will be seated after the show begins.