Date: 3/16/23 3:56 am From: King, CC <cc.king...> Subject: Can you lead a Bird Walk while we chat about the NC Bird Atlas? Do you want to join one?
Hello Birding Community,
This is CC King with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. I am in the Piedmont helping with the NC Bird Atlas. Instead of three emails, this multi-part message includes 1) an invitation to lead/join any of these walks, 2) a request for bird walk leaders, and 3) a request for help accessing private lands in rural piedmont counties.
1. BREEDING BEHAVIOR WALKS
We are seeking birders to lead Breeding Behavior walks (preferably in priority blocks) for the Atlas.
Example #1: On March 25th Lyn Erla Beegle, an outstanding volunteer for the NC Bird Atlas, will share her skills on a walk at a private farm in Kenly NC with Wake Audubon. If you are Atas-curious and prefer the company of experts, this is the walk for you. To register, contact the farm with the unforgettable name...Fuster Cluck Farm 919.632.1433. The farm has generously invited birders to their home on 3/25 to atlas and share the joy of birding. We are very grateful for their generosity and to birders for being ambassadors on private lands.
Example #2: April 18th, Burlington/Glencoe Piedmont Atlas Technician, Alicia Bachman, will lead an Atlas Walk along the Haw River Trail in Glencoe sponsored by the Burlington Bird
Club. For more information, contact <Alicia.bachman...>
1. INTRO TO THE ATLAS WALKS
We need birders to co-lead walks for the 'Atlas-curious'. You do the birding; we talk atlasing.
We have partnered with Year of the Trail and Walnut Creek Wetland Center
April 15 Cary NC, Hemlock Bluffs
April 25 Eden NC, location TBD
May 14 Sanford NC, location TBD
June 2 and 3: South Raleigh. Black Birder Week at Walnut Creek Wetland Center. Fri afternoon adults 16+; Sat morning for families.
If you know BIPOC birders in the triangle, please share this event with them and help recruit leaders; all are welcome.
1. PRIVATE LANDS ACCESS
Finally, we are currently seeking access to private lands in 9 piedmont counties: Johnston, Wayne, Person, Granville, Vance, Davidson, Stanly, Montgomery and Moore. There are fewer birders in these counties than in urban areas, and our goal is to represent the diversity of birds across the state. We can send technicians or organize a walk. Please contact <cc.king...><mailto:<cc.king...> to assist in this arena.
For more information on any of these opportunities or to add your own ideas and suggestions, please feel free to reach out.
Working with you to protect the denizens of field and forest,