The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) starts Friday Feb 15.
On Saturday, Feb 16, Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society partners with Devil’s Den State Park for GBBC. Meet us at the lower Devil's Den Trailhead by Lee Creek bridge at 9 am. This is a great way to see a bunch of birds and a particularly beautiful area of the Boston Mountains and also to participate in Citizen’s Science.Easy walking.
On Sunday Feb 17, American Woodcock expert David Krementz (UA-Fayetteville) will lead a woodcock expedition in theWedington unit of the Ozark National Forest. As in the past, we will meet at the intersection of Kincheloe Road and Forest Service 1754 at 5:30 PM. If you arrive late, drive 1754 & find us – we will be less than a mile away on the road. Bring a flashlight because this usually runs until slightly after dark.
On Saturday Feb 23, NWAAS and Audubon Arkansas partner with Ninestone Land Trust for a Together Green project at Ninestone. Meet at 9 AM at Ninestone or come later if you can’t make 9. Primary job: glade restoration. Bring gloves, limb loppers, a chainsaw if you have one. There will be suitable activity for everyone who shows. Lunch provided by Audubon Arkansas. Red Crossbills and many other winter finches are currently at Ninestone and may well be there on the 23rd. Yes, we will take time to bird watch!
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