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May 2 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Field Trip: Birding by Ear: Forests (Tryon Creek)

By early May, many of our summer migrants are back, and are singing away as they try to claim territory. We’ll listen for the songs and calls of Black-headed Grosbeak, Wilson’s Warbler, and Black-throated Gray Warbler, as well as the five woodpecker species often seen here. We’ll also keep an eye out for one of the several owls that nest in the park.

Notes on accessibility: The trip will feature hiking across uneven terrain, on trails that include some mild inclines. Bathrooms are available at the visitor center. Most hiking will be in forest, with limited sun exposure. Our trip will meet at the visitor center, in the main parking lot, accessed by Terwilliger Blvd.

$45 – $65

Practice your birding by ear skills in forested habitat.

Hone your ear birding with this field trip to one of our best urban forests.



Distance: Around 2 miles.
Elevation changes: A few hills with 50-75 feet of elevation.
Trail: A mixture of paved, gravel, and packed dirt tread. Trails are wide in most places, but narrow at points.
Pacing: Slow
Rest Stops: None
Sun Exposure: Minimal
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Bathrooms at the beginning and end of the walk, at the nature center.
Public transit:  The site is not easily accessed by mass transit; the nearest bus stop is the 39 stop serving Lewis & Clark, one mile away.

Field Trip Details

  • Date: May 2, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Class fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Limited to 12 participants


May 2
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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$45 – $65


OR United States
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$45 – $65