Baring/MNWR: Morning Hikes

Saturday, May 27

6:30 – 11 am

Guides: Bill KolodnickiMaurry Mills, and refuge staff

Join us for easy hikes that will follow a 2 1/2 - 3 mile trail through a variety of habitats: various ages of  hardwood and softwood forest, wetlands, and fields. This excursion will include a several mile round trip drive/walk along Barn Meadow and Magurrewock Marsh where we will visit the shores of several wetlands. Given these habitats, many neo-tropical migrant birds might be seen. Birds include Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Wood Duck, mallards, American Black Ducks, teal, mergansers, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Virginia Rail, Sora, Wilson’s Snipe, several woodpeckers and flycatchers, Swainson’s Thrush, Marsh Wren, nearly two dozen species of  warblers, bobolinks, and Evening Grosbeak.

Rubber boots are highly recommended.

Where to start: These hikes will begin at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Baring.