HAYWOOD — Two guided bird watching trips are coming up this month as part of Haywood County’s outdoor recreation series.

The trips provide a chance to learn about the county’s native and migrating bird populations, how to identify their calls and view them in their habitat. The birding outings are intended to educate and inspire the public about the multitude of bird populations that thrive in Haywood County.

All birding tours are $10. Spots are likely to go fast. To reserve your place on any of the following outings, call 828-452-6789 or email

July 24: Rough Creek Watershed. Located in the 870-acre preserved Canton watershed tract. 3 miles of hiking. Led by Howard Browers.