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Wheeler NWR – Beaverdam Peninsula Tower
December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wheeler NWR – Beaverdam Peninsula Tower/Limestone Bay/Arrowhead Landing/White Springs Dike (NABT #20, 23, 24) – 2 December, 2017 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME)
Our second trip to the White Springs Dike area should be productive. Waterfowl variety and numbers will likely be impressive and most or all winter-resident songbird species will be around. We’ll head first to the goose tower observation platform, then bird nearby Beaverdam Peninsula, which is the best place on the refuge to get good looks at thousands of overwintering geese. We should see Canada, Snow and White-fronted, perhaps Ross’s and, possibly, Cackling Goose. This is also a good area to observe Sandhill Cranes (a whooper or two are possible). Then we’ll head to White Springs Dike along our regular route, where we’ll be behind locked gates for 2-3 hours. We should be done by lunch; Apple Lane Farms, anyone? Take the Mooresville exit off I-565, go south on Mooresville Road and meet at the parking area near where it intersects with old Highway 20 (34.627442 -86.880186). – Ken Ward, Leader (256-837-5646; firstname.lastname@example.org)