Saturday, May 11th: Seminary Woods Bird Walk for International Migratory Bird Day at 8am
Seminary Woods and the adjacent field sometimes yield thirty-five or more species on a good day in the spring. In other years, we have seen warblers like Blue-winged, Ovenbird, Bay-breasted plus the more common warblers, surprises like a Sora foraging in the woods, and numerous thrushes and kinglets, phoebes and wrens. If we are lucky, we might also spot an Eastern Screech or Great Horned Owl. Meet in the parking lot by the fields behind the Cousins Center at 8am. Map: https://www.archmil.org/ArchMil/Resources/cousins-center-map.pdf.
Saturday, May 25: Forest Home Cemetery Bird Walk at 8:30
WMAS began holding bird walks at this historic cemetery two years ago. Sightings have been hit-or-miss, but we have had two surprising highlights: In 2017, we saw a Red-headed Woodpecker. In 2018, a latecomer to the walk found an American Bittern out in the open. We also saw common migrants like Yellow-rumped Warblers, kinglets, and an Eastern Towhee pair. Hopefully, we will get a glimpse of a sought-after migrant this year, too! Meet at 8:30am at 2405 West Forest Home Ave. Enter from Lincoln Ave or Forest Home Ave and go to the main building.