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Early-morning bird walks at Audubon in May

Each Monday through Friday morning during the first week in May area residents can explore a different habitat at the Audubon Community Nature Center under the guidance of an experienced birdwatcher. A reservation is necessary, but the program is free.

The spring migrants are arriving and Audubon Community Nature Center can help area residents brush up on or learn spring bird identification.

Monday through Friday, May 3 through May 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., area residents can join an Audubon educator or experienced volunteer to birdwatch on Audubon’s trails. With a different trail each day, both experienced and novice birders have a wide variety of habitats to search for their feathered friends.

Here is the schedule:

¯ Monday, May 3: Pond edges and Big Pond

¯ Tuesday, May 4: Shrubby wetlands and ponds

¯ Wednesday, May 5: Backyard Birding

¯ Thursday, May 6: Fields and fencerow

¯ Friday, May 7: Young forest and pond edges

Face coverings are required for outdoor programs during which participants cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups; have a face covering available.

Those attending can bring a set of binoculars or borrow one from the Audubon. Those attending are also asked to dress for the weather. Enrollment is limited to eight people per walk. Reservations are required by the day before and can be made by calling 569-2345 or through “Upcoming Programs” at AudubonCNC.org.

The Walks are free, but pledges for the May 1-9 Birdathon at app.99pledges.com/fund/auduboncnc are appreciated.

This year’s Birdathon is raising money to fund the Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship and the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. To learn how to form a own birding team, visit AudubonCNC.org/birdathon.

May Bird Walks 2021

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