Early Fall Migrant Shorebirds & Waders

AddresseP. O Box 4172
CountyLawrence (TN3525)

P. O Box 4172
Lawrence (TN3525)
Tel 2017-08-25
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To avoid the heat, our August field trip is in the evening. The trip focus will be birds, specifically early fall migrants through the Oxbow. While the calendar says it is still late summer, the southbound fall migration of shorebirds (sandpipers & plovers), long-legged waders (herons & egrets) and several other species begins quite early and will be well underway. Join our son and father trip leaders Jack Stenger and Jay Stenger (skilled and expert birders who know the area inside and out) for a pleasant summer evening in the Oxbow area. We also expect to find numerous Great Egrets and herons including Great Blue, Green and Black-crowned Night-Herons. We may also find unusual or rare species such as Little Blue Heron and Snowy Egret. Purple Martins and other migrating swallows can “stage” in large numbers in the Oxbow during this month and terns, Osprey, Bald Eagle (year round) and other early migrants are possible.

Jack and Jay plan to hit several spots in and around the Oxbow including Lost Bridge over the Great Miami. The trip will end around dusk (9:00 PM?). It will likely be hot, even at this time of day, so bring sunscreen, insect repellant and water to make your visit more comfortable. Contact The office (812-290-2941) with any questions. *Note that this is an evening field trip.

Use Google Maps and enter "Oxbow Nature Conservancy" for turn by turn directions

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