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Sierra Club: Bird Migration and Climate Change

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina (WENOCA) and local ornithologist Simon Thompson for a program on bird migration and climate change.

This event is free and open to the public.

Climate change is having a profound effect on the world around us and especially on the wildlife. Thompson, owner of Ventures Birding Tours, will share his insights into how bird migration both here in Eastern North America and Europe is being affected. Climate change is causing changes in arrival and departure dates and even food availability along the way. While we understand a lot about how birds navigate around the world, there are still many mysteries.

We will enjoy learning about some of the birds, such as warblers, vireos, tanagers and hummingbirds that migrate through Western North Carolina twice a year and where best to see migration happening.
Thompson owns and operates his own bird watching and natural history tour company, Ventures Birding Tours, based in Asheville, NC and leads small groups of naturalists and birders both within North America and to many locations throughout the world. Destinations include the Peruvian Amazon, Belize, the Galapagos, Greece, France, England and Australia. Ventures also runs daytrips throughout North and South Carolina and offers weekends and longer trips to many of the top birding sites throughout the U.S.

Since moving to the US in 1989, Thompson had been the ornithologist and nature director at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Tryon, NC, for the seven years before he started Ventures. He is active locally on the board of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society.

To view his tours for 2019 and 2020, visit, and email On Facebook, search Venture Birding Tours.

For more information, contact Judy Mattox,, 828-683-2176.


October 3, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Asheville
1 Edwin Pl
Asheville, NC 28801 United States