Two events! BIRDING 101 / BIOBLITZ and CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
October 2, 2021
9 – 11 a.m.
East End Park, 1200 N. Alston Ave, Durham
Face Masks Required
Birding 101 limited to first 20 participants. You must register in advance at https://bit.ly/38Fjt2
Children’s activities have no limit.
Join New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) and Urban Community Agrinomics (UCAN) for a birding event during Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association’s (ECWA) Bioblitz. This event is also sponsored by the Durham Parks Foundation.
- Learn more about the birds you see in your yard and in the parks.
- Spend time outdoors in a way that is calming and peaceful.
- Enjoy a new activity for all ages.
- Birding 101 / Bioblitz: Binoculars will be available for use during this event. We will begin at 9 a.m. with a brief introduction to birding, the use of binoculars, and using iNaturalist and eBird apps to collect data for the Bioblitz. We will then spend time looking for birds at the park, with support from the outing leaders. The pace will be slow to give us time to focus on the birds. The beginning of the outing will take place on the sidewalks at the park, and there are a couple of handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot. We will likely also bird in the field across Alston Ave. from the main park area. The field is relatively flat but there are no sidewalks and there are stairs to access it. There are accessible bathrooms at the park. Participants are welcome to leave at any point. This activity is appropriate for people aged 16 and older, or younger teenagers accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear masks.
- Children’s Activities: We will have a table set up at the park with games and materials that caregivers can engage in with their children, with NHAS members available to answer questions. Participants are welcome to come any time from 9 – 11 a.m. Some of the activities include coloring, matching games, and playing with bird masks. This activity is appropriate for children ages 3-11 accompanied by a caregiver. No registration is necessary. Hosts will wear masks; participants should wear masks at the table but will be able to take some materials to other areas of the park.
This event is cosponsored by New Hope Audubon Society, UCAN, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, and Durham Parks Foundation.