Budding Birders

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Blue Ridge Discovery Center kicked off the Summer Camp season with our Ornithology Camp! Seven fun and energetic kids joined guides, Jay Martin and Lisa Benish for four days and three nights of non-stop birding (and the occasional butterfly hunt). 

Exploring various habitats such as riparian zones, meadows, lakes, grassy/shrub balds, high elevation and Spruce/fir forests allowed for a list of over 60 species to be seen and heard. From the New River to Whitetop Mountain and places in between, the young birders explored, discovered and shared the avian wonders of the Blue Ridge. Along with a rare sighting of the Swainson's warbler, three species of butterflies were added to the BRDC butterfly collection!