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Birding Adventure with Tour Leader Jeff Dale - 07:30 to 09:30

Join us on a bird watching adventure along the McKaig trails October 14, 2018 7:30 to 9:30am

Wood Thrush   photo: wood thrush allaboutbirds.org


Fall 2018 Target Birds: We will see the year-round Picadaes on our walk that include Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker and Hairy Woodpecker. If lucky the Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker will appear from up north by now. Other year-rounders include; Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Blue Jack, Cardinal,  and other familiar local birds.  Possibly Black-throated Blue or Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco and White-throated Sparrows.

Walk will start promptly as scheduled, please arrive 5-10 min early. Park in Roberts Elementary School lot (889 Croton Rd, Wayne), meet at trailhead on Croton Road.   www.EnjoyMcKaig.org/map  


Children 2nd grade and up are encouraged to attend and will need to be able to be quiet for periods of time.


Binoculars will be available for rent ($5 cash at event)
Wear suitable hiking clothing and shoes for the weather. (Birding Adventure is rain or shine but not heavy winds) Bring a liter of water to stay hydrated.


The Adventure will take the following route – Cadet Trail to Laurel Trail up to the Southeast Entrance on Brower Rd.  We will then walk along Brower road to the Southwest Entrance trailhead.  Enter briefly on the Old Wood Rd Trail and turn left to join the Nancy Lang Trail.  Take the entire trail until it joins the Cadet Trail. Then cadet Trail back to point of beginning.  


This route will cover 4 habitats in the following order, starting with marshy wetlands and slow moving creek;  secondly we will approach small meadow and low dense brush bordered by mature trees habitat; then into a dense mature hardwood sloped/hillside with slight understory growth; and lastly a riparian valley with low dense cover. The habitat variety is the beauty of McKaig Nature Center Park. 

Approximate distance will be slightly under 2 miles with an approximate net elevation gain of 200’.

Upcoming Birding Adventures:
Jan 13, 2019 - Target Birds - Year round inhabitant species and White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, and Brown Creeper that come south for the Winter.
May 4, 2019 - Target Birds – Beginning of multi-Warbler Migration thru our area of Pennsylvania. Will need lots of skilled birders to listen for them. In addition stop over visits of birds moving thru include species of Thrushes, Vireos, and Flycatchers.
June 30, 2019Target Birds – Summer and year-round resident bird species.


Looking forward to seeing you!

Jeff Dale, Tour Leader
  • eBirder since 2013
  • Birded 28 States
  • World Life list of 634 Bird species, with 593 species in the United States ABA  territory.
  • Avid hiker and amateur bird photographer (see Flicker page)



When:
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 7:30 AM until 9:30 AM
Where:
McKaig Nature Education Center
889 Croton Rd
Wayne, PA  19087

484 580-9474
Contact:
Park Ranger
484-580-9474
Category:
Education
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Or At Event
Walk will start promptly as scheduled, please arrive 5-10 min early. Park in Roberts Elementary School lot (889 Croton Rd, Wayne), meet at trailhead on Croton Road. www.EnjoyMcKaig.org/map

Children 2nd grade and up are encouraged to attend and will need to be able to be quiet for periods of time.

Binoculars will be available for rent ($5)
Wear suitable hiking cloths and shoes for the weather. (Birding Adventure is rain or shine but not heavy winds) Bring a liter of water to stay hydrated.

Upcoming Birding Adventures: Jan 13, 2019 - May 4, 2019 - June 30, 2019
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