Monday, March 9, 2009

Avimor Bird March - This Saturday!

The onset of Spring makes birding a lot of fun. There are new species arriving every couple of days. With the warming weather I expect to see many more birds this weekend than we have seen in the last couple of months.

Who: We always welcome people of all ages and abilities, birders at every skill level, nature and wildlife enthusiasts, scout troops, etc.

What to bring: Hiking boots or sturdy comfortable shoes are important as we will take a bit longer route this month with some short uphill climbs on improved trails. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. Free bird guide booklets will be available.

When: Saturday, March 14th. Meet at 8:45 A.M. - we'll hit the trail at 9:00.

Where: Avimor Information Center

How long: Plan for approximately two hours to walk the couple miles of trail. The amount and difficulty of the hiking will be adapted to the group.

Cost: FREE as always!

A drawing for prizes will be held after the bird walk at the Information center where refreshments will also be served!

Did you know?

These birding and nature walks will fulfill Boy Scout rank and merit badge requirements:
2nd Class Req. 5; 1st Class Req. 6; some Bird Study, Nature, and Plant Science merit badge requirements.
This beautiful Western Bluebird was photographed by Art Robertson today near Merrill Park in Eagle. Gorgeous, isn't he?! I was taking my regular lunch-time bird walk and was lucky enough to arrive there at the same time as Art to see it. These bluebirds aren't seen very often in town, so it was pretty cool to see today.

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