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Spring, a perfect time to learn about birds


April 30, 2014

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, PA — Birders of all levels, novice to experienced, are invited to spend the weekend of May 9 through 11 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in search of warblers, raptors and other migrating birds.

Warbler Weekend will begin on Friday evening, May 9 and continue through Sunday afternoon, May 11. Field trips will be led by experienced guides who will identify birds by sight, sound and habitat.

To register, call 570/828-2319. The cost of the weekend is $205, which includes two nights of lodging and six meals. The commuter rate is $155 and day rates are also available.

A second birding program, Bird Walk, will be held at PEEC on Saturday, May 17 from 8 to 10 a.m. This $5 program is for anyone interested in learning more about birds. Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, will lead a hike focusing on the identification of birds and their unique natural history. The program is most appropriate for ages 10- plus. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Visit www.peec.org.