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Hurn Field Bird Walk with Tim Manns

May 2012 11

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Hurn Conservation Area, Concrete, WA

Join local Audubon president Tim Manns for a birding journey at Hurn Field, along House Slough.  You're sure to see many different birds, while trekking along House Slough, also home to amphibians and the ever active beaver!  Hurn is a good place to do some birding because of the variety of habitats there, from open field, to brushy margins, several forest types, the river, and the slough.

Tim thinks we can expect to see or hear a variety of swallows, sparrows, warblers, and vireos.  On the slough, we could see Pied-billed Grebe, Wood Duck, and possibly other species of ducks. We might also see Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, and Turkey Vulture. If we get down to the river bank, we might spot Common Merganser and Spotted Sandpiper. In the forest, a number of woodpecker species could be around: Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, and Pileated Woodpecker.  Nothing is certain. Many things are possible!

Bring field guides and binoculars if you have them.  A spotting scope would also be welcome, although Tim will have his along.  Wearing rubber boots to avoid dew from the grass would be a good idea.

Space for the bird walk is limited to 15 - RSVP to reserve your spot! We will meet at the elk viewing pullout off of Hwy 20.

Please consider carpooling to this event if you are able.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.

Hurn Field View Across.JPG