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"Traveling the World of Birds"

7 Feb 2013

Simon Thompson of Ventures Birding Tours will present "Traveling the World of Birds – the Rise of Birding Tourism" Feb. 7 at Warren Wilson College, at the February meeting of Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society. The meeting, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Jensen Lecture Hall (Room 308). For more details call Donald Collins at 298-3141.

The public also is invited to join Thompson and members of Sigma Xi for dinner in the Warren Wilson dining hall (Mierke B room) at 6 p.m. that evening. Cost for guests is $8.

Thompson started the birding and nature company Ventures Birding Tours of Asheville 15 years ago and has led expeditions all over the world, promoting birding and citizen science. He is also a co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Asheville.