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Birding trip to Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area

November 9, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

This trip will give us a chance to visit one of the most productive segments of the Wheeler NWR Christmas Count circle. There is active duck hunting at Swan Creek and this drives away most of the waterfowl. However, the area has lots of other birds. One area of interest is the set of fields on the north edge of the Management Area (behind the old warehouse). This spot often has a large number of sparrows, often including White-Crowned and, on occasion, LeConte’s. Unless it rains heavily, we can expect to have some exposed mud flats; in these conditions we could pick up some shorebirds and Lapland Longspurs. Other species we might encounter include Marsh Wren, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Palm Warbler and Common Yellowthroat, all uncommon to rare species this time of year in our area. We will meet at the southernmost parking lot of Calhoun Community College (northeast corner of Highway 31 and Airport/Sandy road). Turn right at the first traffic light past the Subway, if headed north on Highway 31. РMilton Harris, Leader (256-679-7501). End time approximate.

Details

Date:
November 9, 2015
Time:
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://northalbirding.com

Venue

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Refuge Headquarters Rd.
Decatur, AL 35603 United States
Phone:
(256) 353-7243
Website:
http://www.fws.gov/wheeler/

Organizer

North Alabama Birdwatchers Society
Phone:
256-837-5646
Email:
phinken@wowway.com
Website:
northalbirding.com