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Join bird hikes next two Saturdays

May 01, 2014

Jefferson County Conservation Naturalist Therese Cummiskey will lead a bird hike Saturday at Whitham Woods.

A variety of birds, including yellow-rumped warblers, should be visible.

Bring binoculars. Cummiskey will have a few extra sets of binoculars for use. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Whitham Woods.

No registration is required.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday Cummiskey will lead a bird hike for youth, ages 8 to 18 at Whitham Woods. A parent must accompany youth ages 11 or younger. Registration is required. Call 472-4421 or email therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com to register.

Cummiskey said this would be about an hour of exploring Whitham Woods to see what migrant birds are returning and which others are just moving through.

This hike also meets in the parking lot.

May 10, Cummiskey and birdwatching.com’s Diane Porter will lead a bird hike at Lacey Keosauqua State Park meeting at 7 a.m. at Ely Ford.

“This is peak migration time for warblers so it will be well worth getting up early,” said Cummiskey. “And there will be other birds there as well, such as scarlet tanagers and orioles.”

Registration is not required.

 

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