May Field Trips

 

North American Spring Migration Count Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day


When: Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Magee Marsh in Ohio


Leader: Ellie Harding


When: Saturday and Sunday, May 17-20, 2020


Join the GWVAS on a birding trip to Magee Marsh, Ohio, Black Swamp Birding Observatory, and surrounding areas. This region is known for its fallout of spring birds, including a good representation of warblers, as they wait to cross the Great Lakes into Canada. The Marsh has a great boardwalk as well as observation towers. If the nearby Ottawa Wildlife Refuge is open, we can follow the seven-mile drive through that Refuge. Other areas that we might visit include Crane Creek, East Harbor State Park, and Pipe Creek Wildlife Area. We will leave our area early on Friday, May 17, 2019, stay in the Port Clinton, Ohio area for three nights, and return on Monday, May 20. The approximately 455-mile drive to Port Clinton takes about seven hours. We can carpool and/or caravan. Please contact the GWVAS for further information about the trip and about accommodations in Port Clinton. Registration is required.


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Moon Lake Recreation Area

Leader: Bonnie Yuscavage

When: Saturday, May 25, 2020

Beginning birders and those with experience are welcome to observe the songbirds, birds of prey, waterfowl and other birds that call Moon Lake their home or nesting place. This will be a short walk on unpaved, mostly flat terrain. Bring binoculars if available, sunscreen, insect repellent and water. Meet at 8:30 am at the first parking lot within the Recreation Area.


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Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area

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Leader: John Dickinson

When: Sunday, May 24, 2020; 8:00 am

Meet in the Nesbitt Park boat launch parking lot, which can be reached by turning onto First Ave from Pierce Street in Kingston. From Wilkes-Barre, First Ave is the first right-hand turn after the Veterans Memorial Bridge (a.k.a. Pierce Street bridge; North Street bridge). From Kingston, First Ave is the last left-hand turn before the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Drive over the levee and follow the road to the parking lot near the Market Street Bridge.


With a species list totaling some 160, we never know what surprises might await us. Join us to see what birds are in the Park.



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