Nature center, Audubon hosting bird hikes

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spring has arrived, and migrating birds arrive with the warmer weather .

The prime migration period makes for an excellent time to see a variety of colorful birds.

Austin Audubon members and Jay C. Hormel Nature Center staff will host two more bird hikes from 6:30 to 8 a.m. on Thursday and on May 12. Participants will meet in the nature center parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and accompany the group for any part of an hour and a half.

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Binoculars will be provided upon request.

Participants can take advantage of the knowledge that volunteer birders can share.

Birds seen on this season’s first two bird hikes include: scarlet tanager, white-crowned sparrow, Northern rough-winged and tree swallow, yellow-rumped warbler, palm warbler, Eastern bluebird, Eastern phoebe, ovenbird, rose-breasted grosbeak many more.

Avid birders looking to add to your life list and a newly-minted enthusiast can consider attending the event.