Friday, May 25
3 – 5:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of non-strenuous birding for birders of all levels, divided into groups including one for beginning birders. Exact routes will depend on recent bird sightings and the interests of the group. Through a combination of driving and walking, a variety of habitats are available: grasslands, freshwater wetlands, and several forest types. Waterproof footwear is recommended.
Look for boreal species as well as migrating flycatchers, vireos, and 20 species of warblers. Raptors may include Bald Eagle, Osprey, accipiters, Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, and Northern Harrier. Wetland species may include Pied-billed Grebe, American Bittern, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers, and Belted Kingfisher. Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse, and Black-backed Woodpecker have also been spotted. Grassland nesting birds such as Savannah Sparrow and Bobolink may be seen.
Meet at: CCLC parking lot. You will be assigned to a group when you check in for the Festival.