For an exciting experience this spring, the Audubon Community Nature Center invites you to travel to Oak Orchard, New York, to see the huge waterfowl migration.
The Oak Orchard Wildlife Management area is famous for hundreds of thousands of geese, ducks and other water birds stopping to feed as they migrate. The boardwalks and towers overlook vast ponds and marshes that fill with birds.
The Saturday, April 8, adventure is the first of several trips and programs to honor Audubon Community Nature Center’s 60th anniversary. Many ardent birders have visited Oak Orchard in hopes of seeing a rare migrant, such as a White-fronted Goose, Eurasian Widgeon, or other rare bird mixed in with the thousands of migrating waterfowl.
The trip will be led by Don Watts, a local birder and bird bander who enthusiastically shares his knowledge and expertise with birders of all levels.
Participants should dress for the weather, bring binoculars, spotting scopes, lunch, snacks, water, and bird books and be prepared for a long trip with traditionally wonderful birding.
Leaving the Audubon Community Nature Center at 6:30 a.m., it will take approximately two and a half hours to reach Oak Orchard. Return will be at 5 p.m.
Enrollment is limited. The fee is $40 per person, $30 for members. Paid reservations are required by Sunday, April 2, 2017. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click through Plan Your Visit/Attend a Program at auduboncnc.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.