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Wheeler NWR – Blackwell Swamp/Penny Bottoms/Buckeye (NABT #26)

April 14 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

This area has been getting more attention lately as a prime birding spot. There is flooded woodland and marsh habitat here, which can be explored by car, on foot or by canoe. A variety of wetland species may be present, including Great Blue Heron, Great Egret and Green Heron, and perhaps some other less common species, such as Snowy Egret or Little Blue Heron. Common Gallinule and Anhinga are rarely found here and you might get a glimpse at an alligator 😊. There should be a few migrants around by this time, including such returning breeders as Prothonotary Warbler and Common Yellowthroat. This is also good woodpecker habitat, especially for Pileated and Red-headed. To get to our meeting place, take County Line Rd south off I-565, head south 5.5 miles and turn left on Jolly B Rd; there is a white 2-story house, with a rail fence, on the left just before the turn. From here it’s about a mile to a gravel parking area on the right. We’ll explore several areas, including a tree-lined refuge road near the parking area (good for songbirds), other wooded spots and several viewing areas on both west and east sides of the swamp (time permitting). – Dick Bruer, Leader (256-714-1992; dick.bruer@gmail.com)

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
northalbirding.com

Organizer

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

Venue

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