Bird Walk at Rasor Park (City Nature Challenge)

Saturday, April 27, 8 - 9:30 AM

Meet at the bench along the river bike path, south of the bike path connector

Linda Gilbert and Cynthia Stockwell will be our expert guides on a bird walk at Rasor Park. Bring your BINOCULARS and your good ears, and your own BIRDING GUIDE, if you like. Rasor Park has some charismatic new residents (see image above), and over 95 species of birds have been spotted in the park this year! Spring migration is underway, so we will likely see some migrants as well as local resident birds. If you want to prepare in advance, check out our Rasor Park hotspot on eBird for a checklist of bird sightings in the park over the past year. NOTE: There are birds nesting in the park now—some in tall grass, some in low-hanging trees and shrubs. Nesting birds are particularly vulnerable to stress and human disturbance. It is our aim to respect their habitat at this sensitive period. We will strive to keep the walk quiet (which is also better for hearing bird song) and avoid getting too close to known nest sites. No dogs, please, for this activity. Your RSVP to friendsofrasorpark@gmail.com is appreciated to help us plan this event. We will bring a few handouts, and send additional information to you about the City Nature Challenge. This is one of several activities we will be doing at Rasor Park as part of the CITY NATURE CHALLENGE that runs April 26-29. See our event page for more information about how you can be an active participant in making observations that will count toward the Challenge.

For more information or directions to the park, see our Facebook event page or website: friendsofrasorpark.com.


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