Friday, March 4, 2011

Joe Neal points out points of interst for the March 26, 2011, Audubon outing

The next Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip is on Saturday  
March 26, 2011. This is an outstanding opportunity to go birding in  
mature shortleaf pine habitat (and also mature hardwoods) in the  
Shores Lake area of Ozark National Forest and adjacent Fern community.  
It is also a unique opportunity to go with trip leader Bill Beall,  
veteran birder from Ft Smith who had studied birds in western Arkansas  
for six decades. We will be especially on the look-out for  
Brown-headed Nuthatches and other birds typical of pine forests. The  
Shores Lake area is one of the few spots in the Ozarks where these  
nuthatches still occur, but finding them is not assured. Expect a Pine  
Warbler deluge. Meet at 9 AM at the Shores Lake picnic area entrance  
on the west side of the lake. You can show up earlier if you wish! We  
may try to do some car pooling from Fayetteville if anyone is  
interested. Shores Lake is just north of Mulberry. For more  
information, contact me at 479-521-1858. If there is time we may also  
head down toward Frog Bayou WMA for a different kind of birding. More  
information and directions to the Shores Lake-Fern-Frog Bayou areas  
JOSEPH C. NEAL in Fayetteville, Arkansas

No comments:

Post a Comment