By the third week of April, spring is in full swing and winter’s weather forgotten. April is smack dab in the middle of spring migration (March through May) and numerous bird species either begin or continue their northward movements. A great diversity of birds are seen on this trip. Waterfowl, herons and egrets, gulls and terns, raptors, shorebirds, and returning songbirds (including a few warblers) are likely to be found. Trip leader Darlena Graham is a longtime Oxbow advocate and an excellent and experienced birder. Her birding skills and knowledge of the Oxbow assure a good morning afield. Depending on weather conditions, Darlena may spend some time at Lost Bridge or at Shawnee Lookout.

This field trip includes mostly level, slow-paced walking. Muddy spots are always likely in the Oxbow so appropriate footwear is advised. Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance just beyond the cement plant. Feel free to contact Darlena Graham at darlena@fuse.net with questions.

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