Please join us tomorrow morning (January 28) from 8- 11am at Rushton Woods Preserve for some wonderful winter birding! Adults and children of all ages welcome!
Participants will get a chance to bird the rugged trails of the beautiful Rushton Woods Preserve as well as other private trails through pastoral scenes of Willistown not normally accessible to the public.
The walk will be led by the dynamic Dick Eales, our valued board member and head of our new Bird Conservation Committee, whose favorite past time is traveling the world on birding expeditions. We already have quite a few people signed up, including expert birders , beginner birders and the ‘I-don’t-know-what-a-birder-is’ birders, but the more the merrier! There is still time to sign up for this pleasant day of birding camaraderie; just email Lisa Kiziuk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We just visited the preserve this morning, and the place was teeming with birds and MUD. Please remember to bring your binoculars and boots! There will be coffee and refreshments available in the farmshed after the walk.
Hope to see you in the field tomorrow! You never know what wonders winter birding may bring…
P.S. There may be a crooked caravan of Snowy Owl enthusiasts leaving straight from the walk at 11am and heading to Shippensburg to see the Cumberland County Snowy Owl, which has been spotted in a corn field there for the past month. On the way, we might check out the Prairie Falcon, a large falcon of the arid American West, and Townsend’s Warbler, a Pacific Northwest breeder, both of which have also been hanging out in Cumberland County. Anyone kooky enough is welcome to tag along to round up these rarities!