- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) - Birders and nature lovers can participate in nature walks, presentations and activities during the annual Canaan Valley Birding Festival next month in Davis.

The event is June 2 through 5 at Canaan Valley Resort. Nature walk leaders will provide instruction on birding by ear as well as eye.

Several keynote speakers will appear. Kevin Dodg of Garrett College in Maryland will present “Night Sounds of the Appalachians,” West Virginia University student Kyle Aldinger will talk about forest management and conservation efforts for private landowners and Pipestem Resort State Park retired naturalist Jim Phillips will talk about eagles and their life cycle in southern West Virginia.

A news release from Tucker County Convention and Visitors Bureau said species likely to be seen include bobolinks, scarlet tanagers and Baltimore and orchard orioles.

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