On perhaps the most lovely day of peak migration, a small group of us ventured out into the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve for our annual Bird Walk. Led by local bird experts Mahlon, Eleanor, Lidiann, and Arlene, we identified 48 species by sight and/or sound in our two-hour trek! This is the order in which they made themselves known to us:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Red winged Blackbird
Great Blue Heron
We hope that all of you birders out there are getting the most out of migration season. Remember that you are always welcome to explore the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, which is open dawn to dusk all year. This area is made up of several ecosystems. We have forest, streambank, marshy wetlands, as well as the open water of the lake, so you are likely to find a wide variety of birds. The parking area is located at the corner of 54A and Townsend Road and there are 4 maintained trails to wander through and enjoy.