2018 Summit: "Migration in the Mountains"

"Migration in the Mountains" takes place September 7-9 in Asheville

Group bird walk at the 2016 Summit. Photo: Mary Alice Holley

Please join us for this special three day event in Asheville, North Carolina! Flock together with your fellow bird lovers to enjoy bluegrass, birding trips, and a banquet awards dinner.


WHAT: "Summit 2018: Migrations in the Mountains" hosted by Audubon North Carolina and Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

WHEN: September 7-9, 2018

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806

HOW: REGISTER HERE! Please do NOT select field trips without purchasing an official ticket - please DO select field trips at the same time as purchasing your ticket. Early bird tickets are available now through August 15th.



On Friday, celebrate our first night together at our evening reception, "Birds, Brews, and Bluegrass" in the River Arts District, then head out with friends for dinner on your own at one of the many popular Asheville restaurants.

On Saturday and Sunday, take your pick of full or half-day birding trips to some of the area's most beautiful birding areas, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and Sandy Mush Game Lands. You'll also have the option to join a trip for butterflies and dragonflies, a float on the French Broad River, and engaging Q&A sessions with Audubon leaders, including Audubon Society's Chief Network Officer David Ringer. 

Our Saturday night banquet awards dinner will bring attendees together to celebrate the work we do to protect birds now and for the future! National Audubon Society's Chief Network Officer David Ringer will present the keynote address, "Protecting Birds and the Places they Need: Today and Tomorrow" and share insights on bird protection and how to engage people with practical conservation solutions.

All you need to plan your weekend in the mountains is below!

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