Walking up to 2.5 miles on flat, open trails, thick vegetation, muddy terrain, small inclines. Distance is variable based on sightings and local cirumstances. Field trips begin before dawn. Birding field trips include lots of standing, walking over uneven natural terrain and heavily wooded areas. Approx. 6-7 seven hours in the field daily. Good walking shoes/boots and wind/rain gear are strongly recommended.
Breakfast to go for our early morning birding.
We'll start again at the tip of the park. Besides looking for migratory songbirds, we'll also check the tip for shorebirds, waterfowl, terns and gulls. The tip regularly attracts unusual species like Little Gull. Along the trails we hope to see resident species like Orchard Oriole, Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and hopefully Eastern Screech Owl. Mixed in with the warblers, we might see uncommon birds like Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager, or Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Again we'll pick a table within proximity of migrating birds. We may see raptors flying overhead like Broad-winged Hawk, Bald Eagle or Northern Harrier. Other birds flying over include various species of swallows, Chimney Swift or Sandhill Crane.
We'll continue birding in the park checking out areas around the visitors centre and other trails within park boundaries. There's always a few birds of interest hiding somewhere in the park.
At a local restaurant.