I've just returned from a fun and exhilarating nature festival at the New River Gorge in West Virginia--the New River Birding and Nature Festival. This is a beautiful place and this time of year, it's a place alive with migration and beautiful wood warblers settling into their nesting territories on mountain ridges.
When you participate in a festival of this sort, you learn so much, your eyes are opened wider, your senses are keenly alert. Birding is about habitat, about song and about finding the bird, whether with your naked eyes, binoculars or a scope. You're with experts that can help you do this and I for one, wanted to take advantage of every minute of it.
Click this link for more about my experiences at the New River Birding and Nature Festival. Scroll down to start at the first post. And for information about West Virginia's New River Festival click here.