Opportunity for Highlands birders

out birdingFree, weekly bird-watching trips from the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will start up in Highlands beginning May 3. Walks leave from Highlands Town Hall at 7:30 a.m., with binoculars, field guides and knowledgeable leaders provided. 

The May 3 walk, like all walks given the first Saturday of the month, will be geared toward beginners. Participants will tour the home and native gardens of Edwin and Kay Poole, led by President Russ Regnery.

On May 10, bird-watchers will go down the mountain to Horse Cove and Chattooga River in search of the rarely spotted Swainson’s warbler led by Brock Hutchins.

Bring binoculars, walking shoes, a water bottle and wet weather gear. Walks will be cancelled for heavy rain or fog. 

www.highlandsaudubonsociety.org or 828.743.9670.

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