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Thursday, December 1st • 7:15 PM
Tyvola Senior Center
Presenter: Matthew Withrow


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According to eBird 488 species of birds have been seen in North Carolina. Some like the once numerous Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet will never be seen again. Others like the Anna’s Hummingbird and Green-breasted have only graced the state once. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see as many of those birds in one year? 

Well, that’s what Matthew Withrow decided to try and do in 2021 during the pandemic. He had no idea how exciting and exhausting the venture would be. After 40,000 miles and lots of Taco Bell he managed to see 363 species in one year. He now holds the record for the most NC birds seen in one year. At our December meeting he will take us on that whirlwind adventure from the mountains to the sea and back again. 

Join us on Thursday, December 1st and share in his extraordinary adventure. This will be a hybrid program. We’ll be in person at the Tyvola Senior Center and live on Zoom. Refreshments will start around 6:45 PM with the program starting at 7:15 PM. Folks can begin to Zoom in around 7 PM. The program will be recorded as well. Members will receive the Zoom link on Wednesday, November 30th. If you are not a member and want to join us, contact Judy Walker ( for the link.


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