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Leighton/Town Creek

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1074 Fennel Road AL United States

The Leighton ponds (Site #5, Northwest Loop) sites are a series of sinkholes and semi-flooded agricultural fields that are excellent for waders and shorebirds. Scan the muddier areas for resident Killdeer alongside migrants such as Semipalmated Plovers and Least Sandpipers. In larger sinkholes, search for Green Herons, American Coots, and perhaps a Common Gallinule. Each pond varies greatly in the amount of water it holds, so the types of microhabitats range from mudflats to deep water. Regular stops at this area are sure to turn up some real surprises.

May 2019

Leighton Area, Town Creek (NABT #4, 5)

May 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leighton/Town Creek, 1074 Fennel Road AL United States + Google Map

We will explore the Leighton area and Town Creek, targeting shorebird migrants, whose movement through our area should be strong at this time of year. Our success will depend largely on water levels and weather. We’ll meet at the Ingalls Boat Harbor Pavilion in Decatur: from the direction of Huntsville, cross the river bridge and take the first right onto Alt 72/20 (Wilson St.). Go about a mile and turn right on Neher St., follow to pavilion parking lot. –…

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