Something for Everyone: Birding at Any Level in the Appalachians of Virginia
Develop your birding skills at one of the best birding areas in Virginia, Mount Lake, where you’ll enjoy presentations, practice identification and, of course, add to your birding list.
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Program No. 2043RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Enjoy and embrace an active week exploring sight and sound identification, learning how to read songbird habitat and predicting species presence. Develop new skills and sharpen old ones through background sessions and active field experiences. Fundamentals for the beginning birder and intermediate challenges for avid avian enthusiasts make this an exciting birding experience. All levels are welcome at Mountain Lake — one of the best birding areas in all of Virginia.
Activity Level
Daily birding walks on well-groomed trails. Elevations up to 4,000 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about recent field research during a field trip to the Mountain Lake Biological Station.
  • Add to your birding life list during early morning and afternoon bird walks.
  • Take in informative presentations on migrations, bird songs and colors and species such as hummingbirds and warblers.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html