Friday, August 9, 2013

Upcoming Bird Events

The monthly bird walk will be Saturday at 7 AM at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Meet at the firewood shed in the first campground on the left (second left) after entering the park. There is a $3 park entry fee if you don't have a Park Pass.

The North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club meets Tuesday, August 13 at 7 PM at the NALC Building, 5310 Southwest Parkway (next to Wichita Valley Nursery).

It's not too early to reserve Sunday, October 13 for the annual Big Sit. The North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club and the Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalists organize this event on the cove behind Wild Bird Rescue each year. This is a sedentary bird watching activity that takes place nationwide on this date. Bring a lawn chair, your binoculars and a drink, relax and watch the birds. We usually start at 7:30 (although you can show later if you like) and leave whenever you've had enough fun. The objective is to count as many birds as possible from within a 17-ft circle over a 24-hr period. We're a pretty lightweight group and rarely watch past 10 AM. It is ideal for novice birders. Here's hoping we have some rain before then so we have water for the ducks. They should be returning by then. If we can at least achieve a mud flat, we can pick up shorebirds. We'll see.

I hope to see you at one or more of these birding events.

Good birding!

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