Flowers Cottage
Programs + Events


Train your eyes and ears for urban birding!

Event Details

Learn about the resident and migrant birds of Dix Park and sharpen your bird identification skills as we practice birding by sight and by ear to prepare this spring. Get ready to learn tips for identifying sparrows, woodpeckers, hawks and more. Contribute to real science data as we monitor how the diversity of birds changes in the park from month to month.

This program is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors.

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am

Location: Meet at the Flowers Cottage, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Registration: While free to attend, participation is limited. Registration is required. 

Registration opens 2 weeks in advance at 12:00 pm. 


Know Before You Go

  • Pack your binoculars and comfy shoes, and let’s go birding together! No Binoculars? No problem! There will be 15 pairs of sanitized binoculars available for use during the program (first come first served basis).
  • Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
  • Restroom facilities are available in the Chapel along with drinking water, please bring a water bottle to fill.
  • Temporary restrooms and water stations are available throughout the park. 
  • If there is inclement weather, the program will be canceled and registered participants will be notified by email.

Directions and Parking

  • Via Western Boulevard: Enter at Hunt Drive or S. Boylan Avenue
  • Via Lake Wheeler Road: Enter at Goode Drive
  • Via Centennial Parkway: Enter at Blair Drive
  • Follow Signs towards Flowers Field
  • Parking is located in the Adams Building Lot across from the Flowers Cottage. ADA parking is available.
  • Click on the image below for an enlarged parking map.

Flowers Cottage Parking Map


Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: ADA parking spaces for the Flowers Cottage are in front of the building. ADA parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the Chapel.

Programs and Events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or


Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or