LEHMAN TWP. - As spring arrives in the Pocono Mountains, many species of birds are returning from warmer climates. Birders of all levels, novice to experienced, are invited to spend the weekend of May 9-11 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in search of warblers, raptors, and other migrating birds.
      Warbler Weekend will begin on Friday evening, May 9 and continue through Sunday afternoon, May 11. Field trips will be led by experienced guides who will identify birds by sight, sound, and habitat.  Enjoy a variety of habitats as the group searches for birds in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.
     To register, call PEEC at 570-828-2319.  The cost of the weekend is $205, which includes two nights of lodging and six meals.  The commuter rate is $155 and day rates are also available.
••• Bird Walk May 17

     A second birding program, Bird Walk, will be held at PEEC on Saturday, May 17 from 8 to 10 a.m.  This $5 program is for anyone interested in learning more about birds. Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, will lead a hike focusing on the identification of birds and their unique natural history.  The program is most appropriate for ages 10+; binoculars and field guides will be provided.  Please visit www.peec.org for a complete list of all upcoming PEEC events and programs.
   PEEC’s mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.  PEEC provides unique, year-round environmental experiences to families, school groups, scouts, and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The environmental center is located off Route 209 within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Dingmans Ferry (Lehman Township). For more information call 570- 828-2319 or visit PEEC online at www.peec.org.