Organization: Oxbow Inc.
About this event:
Spring Migration — Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:00 AM
Leader: Katie Grigsby (740) 403-5796, firstname.lastname@example.org
By mid- April spring will be in full swing and this winter’s weather forgotten. Spring migration will be near peak and a diversity of avian species should be found in the Oxbow area around this date. Katie Grigsby, our trip leader, is an excellent young birder and naturalist and an Oxbow advocate who knows the area very well. Katie’s birding skills will certainly come in handy as birds should be abundant and vocal on this date.
April in the Oxbow coincides with the spring migration of a diverse number of families of birds. Ducks, herons and egrets, shorebirds, terns & gulls, raptors, spring migrant & returning resident songbirds (including several species of warblers) are all expected on this date. Katie will take full advantage of this diversity and cover a number of habitats in the Oxbow area, beginning in the Oxbow proper where we will meet. Katie will likely end the trip at nearby Shawnee Lookout Park, stopping along the way at the always productive Lost Bridge area. Much of this trip will be on foot, with short drives from spot to spot. Walking will be easy to moderate and at a birders pace. Be prepared for muddy spots if conditions have been wet. Binoculars are necessary to see small birds. This field trip will end around noon. Restrooms are available nearby. Join Katie for great birding and nature viewing on a beautiful spring day. Contact Katie if you have any questions.
A Motor Vehicle Permit (MVP) is required at Shawnee Lookout (Great Parks) at the price of $10 for Hamilton County residents and $16 for non-residents. Daily MVPs may be purchased on day of visit for $5 each for Hamilton County residents and $8 each for non-residents.
Unless otherwise indicated, all trips start at the upper Oxbow parking lot. To reach the upper Oxbow parking area, go south on US Hwy 50 from the I-275 #16 exit. In about 200 yards, turn left (east) at the edge of the Circle K (between the Circle K and Waffle House) and go over the levee to where the road T’s with a fence directly in front of you. Turn right and go to the Oxbow entrance sign. Turn left into the Oxbow. The upper parking area is immediately on the right. You can also use Google Maps and search for "Oxbow Nature Conservancy".
No registration is required.