Enjoy a Bird Walk for Beginners at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Bird Walk for Beginners When you think of Thomas Jefferson and his home at Monticello, you probably associate it with U.S. history, Virginia wine, and school field trips. Chances are, bird watching isn’t the first thing that pops into your head in regards to Jefferson’s historic home. However, Monticello happens to host a Bird Walk on one of its many picturesque trails, and this is a must-attend for advanced avian admirers and beginning bird watchers alike. The Monticello Bird Walk for Beginners will be taking place on March 5, 2016, starting at 8:00 a.m. and going to 10:30 a.m.: “Learn the basics of bird identification and binocular technique with Jerry Therrien as you explore the bird habitats at Secluded Farm.” At only $18 per ticket, you definitely won’t want to pass up on the chance to explore some of Virginia’s bird varieties. Fun Facts: – Secluded Farm offers two miles of paths through natural grasslands, perfect for runners, walkers, and dog owners. These trails are part of a 100-acre property leased from the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District. – If you’re looking for fellow bird lovers in the area, you might try out the Monticello Bird Club in Charlottesville. This informal group holds field trips and monthly meetings, so even if you’re not a member, feel free to attend and enjoy some informational sessions. – The Bird Walk isn’t the only fun event coming up at Monticello. Check out their calendar to stay up-to-date with their latest happenings throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you on your Bird Walk getaway! (The Iris Inn in only a short drive away from Monticello, so book your room now, and reserve your spot on the Bird Walk.)