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MBS 2021 SPRING MEETING

The 2021 Spring Meeting is similar in format to last fall’s meeting due to continuing need for social distancing even as vaccinations are becoming available.



ATTENTION, PLEASE:

 

Registration Process--General

The exceptional conditions we are dealing with due to COVID-19 require us to employ methods/meeting conduct, etc., not anticipated or covered in the computer programming for the meeting.

 

Registration—Zoom Sessions

Be sure to click on the links for any/all of the Zoom sessions you wish to attend.  You will receive a confirmation email for them.

 

Registration—Field Trips

Several field trips have a limited participant number determined by the trip leader.  The registration will close automatically when the registered participant limit is reached.


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Field Trips

From April 28th - May 15th, a series of field trips around the state have been scheduled.  See the field trip section for registration.  Special Note:  the May 13 trip led by Mark McKellar requires a separate registration (information is in the field trip description.)


Highlights will be three separate evening Zoom-based presentations (April 30, May 8, and May 15).  The May 15th presentation will be immediately followed by the tally session for the species seen on the field trips.


The Spring Meeting’s three Zoom-based presentations:

Friday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.  “Polyglottal Passerines: Mimicry is not only for Mockingbirds"   

Rich Hoyer is a Senior International Bird Guide with WINGS Birding Tours. His musical ear is always tuned into bird voices, and he has nearly instant recall of thousands of bird songs and call notes in his head.  In this audiovisual presentation, he will present examples of mimicry in songbirds from throughout the Americas and share his enthusiasm for this curious and often entertaining behavior.  

While birding at Finley National Wildlife Refuge in his teens, Rich Hoyer heard the most amazing thing – a Purple Finch incorporating sounds of a California Scrub-Jay in its jumbled song – and thought he had discovered something new, since such behavior wasn’t mentioned in any field guide. Since then, he’s been fascinated and intrigued by mimicry in birds, collecting personal observations and recordings of the phenomenon

 Register in advance for this Zoom presentation after April 15:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcuiprDIsHNc3-ezAbpglBiwsZoHgsiIj

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Saturday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.   “Nature’s Best Hope”

Dr. Douglas Tallamy is a professor in the University of Delaware's Entomology and Wildlife Ecology Department.  His revolutionary book Bringing Nature Home, a seminal work on how home gardeners can contribute enormously to biodiversity conservation by landscaping with native plants

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us.  Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Dr. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

This presentation is available only to those registered for the Arrow Rock Birds and Bees Festival and/or the MBS Spring Meeting.  The Zoom link will be emailed automatically to registrants for either the festival and/or the MBS Spring Meeting.

Note:  This is a fine follow-up to the webinar, “Our Yards & Bird Conservation,” by Margy Terpstra https://mobirds.org/ASM/Videos.aspx.

 

Saturday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. “Migratory Birds in Missouri.” 

Dr. Carl Gerhardt will show high-definition video of birds during Fall and Spring migrations, loosely defined. The program emphasizes three things: spectacular aggregations, remarkable diversity, and interesting behavior.

Carl is a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri, where he taught Animal Behavior, Animal Communication, and Herpetology. His research focus was vocal communication in frogs, which led to his becoming a birder in the late 1970’s when frog research took him to Australia, which has outrageous birds that are in your face.

 Register in advance for this meeting after May 1:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtduCurTIjE9x4TZKBQ7Vd7JDLHm_PVW_b  

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The program description and a live registration link will also be on the MBS home page Birding Events section, becoming live after May 1 (scroll down to the gray section and look for the blue button). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Field Trips Species Tally

Following Dr. Gerhardt’s presentation, we will continue the Zoom session with the tally for the Spring Meeting’s Field Trips Total Species—will we break 125?—stay tuned!

Agenda

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Mingo NWR/Duck Creek CA 6:30 am - 1:00 pm Field Trip
Friday, April 30, 2021
Zoom Keynote 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Polyglottal Passerines: Mimicy is not only for mockingbirds
Rich Hoyer
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Various Locations (see field trip details) 6:30 am - 1:00 pm Field Trip
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Zoom Keynote 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nature's Best Hope
Doug Tallamy
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Zoom Keynote 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Migratory Birds in Missouri
Carl Gerhardt
   
Apr 28 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Mingo NWR/Duck Creek CA
6:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Mingo NWR/Duck Creek CA Trip leader: Allen Gathman, agathman@gmail.com , (573) 579-5464 (text or phone). Difficulty level: An easy, accessible boardwalk/paved path trail of under 1 mile; the rest driving. Mingo National Wildlife Area is over 20,000 acres of bottomland swamp and forest, giving a glimpse into the past of the Missouri Bootheel. The entire region, before it was drained for farming in the early 20th century, consisted of lush wetland marshes and forested swamps, teeming with wildlife. Mingo preserves some of that character today. Neighboring Duck Creek Conservation Area is another 6000 acres managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation as waterfowl habitat, with an 1800-acre lake as well as multiple ponds and fields. Late April and early May are the peak of spring migration season for warblers and shorebirds in these areas, as eBird records testify. We will start at Mingo NWR headquarters at 6:30 AM. Headquarters will not be o  
Apr 29 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Roaring River SP (Pibern Trail trailhead)
Pibern Trail trailhead) 9a.m. to noon LIMITED to 8 participants Trip leader: Jeff Cantrell, cell: 417-389-0236 or email: jeff.cantrell@mdc.mo.gov We will meet at the restrooms by the swimming pool (close to the park office) at 8:50am. The Pibern Trailhead is close by. This is a shade covered, wooded trail the entire 1 ½ mile length. The trail has a natural surface with dirt/mud/gravel and may have shifting rock. The majority of the trail is level to rolling but has two sections of a steep grade and stone steps. Seasonal resident birds include Louisiana waterthrush, Yellow-throated Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Black and White & Hooded Warblers, wood thrush and three species of vireos. Late April and early May open a viewing window to many more migrating neotropicals for stopovers. A bonus is that the wildflowers will be stunning.  
Limit 8 participants
Apr 30 - Friday
Half Day —  Easy
Little Creve Coeur Mash
6:00 p.m. to gate closure LIMITED to 10 participants Trip leader: Jessie Goodwin. Email preferred ahead of the trip jessie.y.goodwin@gmail.com, cell is fine anytime and preferred for day-of questions 573-270-1313. Meeting Place: Eileen Pfeifer Shelter. From MO 364, take the exit for MO 141 and go north. Turn left at the first light onto River Valley Drive. Do NOT block traffic looking at shorebirds in the fluddle (there is no shoulder). After passing over MO 364 and returning to natural grade, turn left into the parking lot. Trip Description: We will meet at the Eileen Pfeifer Shelter and look around that area briefly before moving to the Little Creve Coeur Marsh parking area. We will bird from the parking area at Little Creve Coeur Marsh before walking the trail to a larger visible marsh area. Expected birds include wading birds (Little Blue Heron and Green Heron are usually cooperative), Sora, swallows, warblers and other migrant passerines. A few Virginia Rail were very coop  
Limit 10 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Loess Bluffs NWR
8a.m.-1p.m. LIMITED to 12 participants Trip leader: Sherry Leonardo, home172@aol.com Loess Bluffs NWR, located near Mound City in northwestern Missouri, is a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) site as well as a globally Important Bird Area (IBA). It’s also a stop on the Great Missouri Birding Trail. Please meet in the visitor center parking lot near the picnic area. The visitor center remains closed, but the restroom building is open. Be sure to bring FRS radio if you have one, scope, drinks, snacks and lunch. We’ll bird around the parking lot and then drive the auto loop looking for migrating shorebirds, waders, rails, waterfowl, raptors and passerines. There are currently 3 active Bald Eagle nests on the refuge, so young should be visible.  
Limit 12 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Ritter Springs Park (Springfield)
Ritter Springs Park, 3683 W. Farm Road 92, Springfield 7:30 a.m.-noon LIMITED to 20 participants. Masks and distancing recommended Trip leader: Kendell Loyd, cell: 573-776-0901, email: kloyd892@gmail.com Meet in the parking lot by the playground Ritter Springs Park is 245-acre mostly wooded green oasis on the city’s northwest side, an amazing forested park crisscrossed with wide, grassy paths. Through the forest and riparian areas we will expect to see a variety of migrant and resident species, including warblers, vireos, and flycatchers. The park does have some elevation change and a lot of walking is required. The trails can become muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear. Bathrooms are available at the parking lot, but not along the trails.  
Limit 20 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Rock Bridge Memorial SP
8:00 a.m.-noon (picnic lunch option) Masks required Trip leader: Lottie Bushmann, et al., lottie.bushmann@gmail.com Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Devil’s Icebox Parking lot We will meet at the parking lot and divide into smaller groups and head out on various trails including: High Ridge Trail, Spring Brook Trail, the boardwalk, Sinkhole trail, Shooting Star and Karst Trail. We’ll bird until we’re ready to head back to the parking lot. We encourage folks to bring a bag chair and a sack lunch and share their birding stories when back at the lot.  
Limit 100 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
8:00 a.m.-noon LIMITED to 15 participants Trip leader: Bill Rowe, Email: rowemb45@gmail.com Cell: 314-853-1291, Tom Parmeter co-leader Description: The trip will start at Riverlands, where we will try to find as many wetland birds as possible (ducks, gulls, terns, shorebirds, etc.) as well as raptors and some land birds, all in an open, flat setting with not too much walking involved (no more than half a mile at a time). We will be moving around from point to point in cars, but again, the distances are short. There will be an indoor restroom break at about 10:00. Later in the morning, we may visit one or two other nearby areas as time permits. The trip will end about noon. The meeting place will be Teal Pond. Coming north on US 67, turn right at the gas station just as you are approaching the Mississippi River bridge. Go past the gas station and on to the corner of the pond on your right (Teal Pond). Turn right onto Wise Road and go a short distance to the parking lot at the  
Limit 15 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center and trails
8a.m. – 11a.m. LIMITED to 8 participants Trip leader: Jeff Cantrell, cell: 417-389-0236 and E-mail: jeff.cantrell@mdc.mo.gov Estimated distance 1 to 1 ½ miles We will meet at the front entrance of the education center at 8 am. The trail is a mix of natural surface, gravel and blacktop surfaces. The majority of the trail will be level and along a bottomland forest and riparian area. Expected bird species include: Fish Crow, Yellow-Crowned Night heron, Kentucky Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Parula, Summer Tanager, Acadian & Great Crested Flycatchers. Side bonus: the nature center is note-worthy for its efforts in conservation and citizen science projects. The naturescaping for nature study and viewing is striking.  
Limit 8 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Trail of Tears SP
6:30a.m., end about 9:00 a.m. Those who want to stay longer may do so. LIMITED to 12 participants Trip leader: Bill Eddleman, eddlemanw@sbcglobal.net, cell: 573-579-7978, can receive text messages. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot The trip will include mature forest (oak-hickory and beech-tulip poplar, roadsides, two campgrounds/picnic areas, and Mississippi River access and overlook. Some of the sites visited will potentially change if the river floods. Walking will be easy with level to moderate slopes. Most will be leisurely walking, but we will drive 2-3 miles between sites. Trail of Tears is a superb site for spring migrant species and birds of mature forests.  
Limit 12 participants
May 1 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Schell-Osage Conservation Area
Saturday, May 1, Schell-Osage Conservation Area, 7:00-noon Led by Erik Ost and Alex Marine of MRBO. Erik @ erik.ost@mrbo.org Join Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) staff Erik and Alex on a trip to the diverse hotspot of Schell-Osage CA! A mix of restored-prairie, woodland, and wetland habitat, spring migration at Schell-Osage will not disappoint! This trip will be a combination of birding by car and short walks. A spotting scope for shorebirds is recommended. If time allows, we may venture to nearby Taberville Access and/or Taberville Prairie to find grassland bird specialists. Saturday, May 1, Schell-Osage Conservation Area, 7:00-noon Led by Erik Ost and Alex Marine of MRBO. Erik @ erik.ost@mrbo.org Join Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) staff Erik and Alex on a trip to the diverse hotspot of Schell-Osage CA! A mix of restored-prairie, woodland, and wetland habitat, spring migration at Schell-Osage will not disappoint! This trip will be a combination of birdin  
Limit 100 participants
May 4 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Carondolet Park (St. Louis)
8 a.m.-noon Trip leader: David Becher. davidbecher@msn.com Meet on Holly Hills Drive just northwest of Grand Dr. (subject to change if some of the internal roads are closed again) Easy walking with some small hills and slopes in an open park. Short drives from one part of the park to another. Target birds are spring migrants, particularly warblers  
Limit 100 participants
May 4 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary (CANS)
8:00 a.m.-noon Masks required Trip leaders: Lottie Bushmann and John Besser, lottie.bushmann@gmail.com Meet at the parking lot at 3607 Bray Ave We’ll walk and enjoy this special nature area right in the middle of Columbia. In addition to our resident birds, we’ll be on the lookout for migrating warblers. We’ll. There are no restrooms available at this site. The walking is light to moderate--some paved trails and some natural trails.  
Limit 100 participants
May 6 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Blue Grosbeak Trail and Lost Valley Trail
8 a.m.-1 p.m. LIMITED to 9 participants, masks required Trip leader: Diane Bricmont colaptes.auratus@gmail.com cell: 636-236-6309 Degree of difficulty: Easy We will meet at the Blue Grosbeak Trail parking lot on the Busch Greenway. The Greenway sign says HOWELL TRAILHEAD. From HWY 40 go southwest on 94. Take the second left to enter the Greenway parking lot. We'll walk approximately 1.5 miles on a gently rolling trail known for Brown Thrashers, White-eyed and Bell's Vireos, Field and Henslow's Sparrows, and Prairie Warblers. After a porta-potty break at Busch CA (Busch HQ remains closed due to Covid, so proper restrooms aren't available), we'll drive approximately 7 miles west on 94 to the Lost Valley Trail. We'll walk approximately 2 miles on a level trail that parallels Little Femme Osage creek. Lost Valley is known for its Warblers. We'll look for American Redstart, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Cerulean, Yelllow-throated, Blue-winged and Worm-eating Warblers.  
Limit 9 participants
May 7 - Friday
Half Day —  Moderate
Big Buffalo Creek CA
8 a.m.-Noon LIMITED to 6 participants Trip leader: Mike Stoakes, cell: 816-283-6258, email: mstoakes@juno.com Please meet at the campground area where the only toilets on the property are located (you can also make a restroom break at the Casey’s in Cole Camp). Be sure to bring insect repellent, water, snacks and lunch. Big Buffalo Creek CA, south of Cole Camp, is the closest Ozark-type habitat to Kansas City. It’s also a stop on the Great Missouri Birding Trail and is a great place to see neotropical migrants, spring wildflowers and butterflies. We’ll be walking an up-and-down, sometimes rugged and steep, 2+ mile wooded trail with a couple of creek crossings, so please be sure to wear boots or shoes and socks you don’t mind getting wet.  
Limit 6 participants
May 8 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Castlewood SP
SP 8 a.m.-noon Trip leader: Mike Grant, mikecurlew@att.net, 314-779-8032 Meet in the parking lot by the park office just inside the park gate. Will walk trail along Keifer Creek then walk or drive to farther parking lot where we can use restrooms before walking trail along Meramec River. Trails are pretty flat. Yellow-throated, Prothonotary and Cerulean Warblers are expected.  
Limit 100 participants
May 8 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
Greer Spring Recreation Area
Trip leader: Cindy Bridges @ cjontheriver@yahoo.com or by cell @ 660-988-1944 Meet at Greer Spring Recreation area parking lot at 7:30 am. We will walk trails that meander along the Eleven Point River and around the camping area. The trail is a mix of natural and blacktop surfaces. The majority of the trail will be level and along a bottomland forest and riparian area. Easy. We can expect to see many warbler species, including Swainson’s, Hooded, and Cerulean. Tanagers, Vireos, and flycatchers should be seen. Wildflowers will be a bonus. Those who are interested will travel a short distance by car to another location that includes fields and pastureland to hopefully see Bobolinks, Loggerhead Shrike, Bobwhite Quail, and several sparrow species. Greer Springs recreation area has picnic tables and restrooms. There is also camping available at Greer Springs and also nearby at McCormack Lake.  
Limit 100 participants
May 8 - Sat PM
Half Day —  Easy
Current River Pinery Brown-headed Nuthatch site
Participant limit:10 Trip leaders: Reva Dow, cell: 573-996-8778 and E-mail: reva.dow@mdc.mo.gov; Cindy Bridges cell: 660-988-1944 and E-mail @ cjontheriver@yahoo.com Estimated distance walking is 1 to 1 ½ miles We will meet at the front entrance of the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, Winona, MO at 1:00 pm Travel time to Pinery is approx. 20 minutes The trail is an old logging road through a pine and hardwood forest. Most of the trail will be level. Expected bird species include: Northern Parula, Pine, Prairie, and Yellow-throated Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet and Summer Tanager, and hopefully the Brown-headed Nuthatch, along with many other migrants. Those who attend the morning walk to Greer Springs can proceed directly to the Pinery if they wish.  
Limit 10 participants
May 9 - Sun AM
Half Day —  Moderate
Binder Lake (Jefferson City, Cole County)
9 a.m.-noon Social distancing and masks required Trip leader: Jane Frazier, janefraz3@aol.com, and Betty Ritchey Meet at the Bait Shop parking lot. We will survey the lake, examine the shorebird area, survey the grounds of the park, and probably walk on the Audubon Trail, a moderate walking level.  
Limit 100 participants
May 10 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Blue Springs Lake - Fleming Park Wetland
7 a.m.-9 a.m. Leader Raymond Dake, text or call 417-576-3058 if more information needed. Meet at the wetland parking lot. This wetland, an eBird hotspot, is a little-known birding gem in the Kansas City metro area. The complex consists of 3 large pools, a few small ones and scrubby and riparian areas. So, a variety of species are possible, from Bell’s Vireo to Black-throated Green Warbler to Virginia Rail. Directions: take Exit 14, Bowlin Road, off of I-470. Go east on Bowlin Road past the convenience store on your right and through the stoplight to NE Campground Rd on your left (hard to see, comes up fast). Turn left and follow the road toward the campground. At the campground entrance turn left and follow the road to the dam. Drive across the dam- you’ll be able to see the parking lot below you on the left. A short distance past the dam there will be a drive on your left. Take this drive to the parking lot.  
May 11 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Otter Slough NWR
6:30 am-11:30 am LIMITED to 12 participants Trip leaders: Mark Haas, kathyhaas@sbcglobal.net, cell (573)-979-4147, and Bill Eddleman cell 573-579-7978 Meet at area HQ (which has the only privy on the area) Otter Slough is similar to other public areas managed for waterfowl hunting. Most of the field trip will involve driving county or interior roads and stopping to view wetland pools for waders, waterfowl, and shorebirds. A spotting scope would be useful. All roads are gravel-surfaced and level. Part of the field trip will be a walk on the 3/4-mile boardwalk loop through the woods in search of warblers. After the official end of the field trip, birders can easily bird on their own the rest of the day--more at Otter Slough or up the road 35 minutes to Mingo NWR or Duck Creek CA.  
Limit 12 participants
May 11 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
3M Wetlands, Columbia
8:00 a.m. - noon Masks required Trip leader: Lottie Bushmann, lottie.bushmann@gmail.com We’ll meet at the Forum Nature Area parking lot and walk to 3M. It is approximately 2 miles of walking on level trails. There should be lots to see and beginners are encouraged to attend. In addition to our resident species, we’ll be on the lookout for migrating warblers and vireos. Wear shoes that may get wet (up to 2-3”). Restrooms available at the parking lot.  
Limit 100 participants
May 12 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Van Meter (Annie & Abel) SP and Grand Pass CA
7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Limit: 12 participants Trip leaders: Dana Ripper, Sarah Kendrick, Ethan Duke. Contact dana.ripper@hotmail.com for information Meet at the Van Meter SP Visitor Center (Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center) We will focus on warblers, vireos, and flycatchers at Van Meter and at the the riparian buffer at Grand Pass Conservation Area. We will also visit the Teteseau Lake portion of Grand Pass to see if there are any lingering marsh birds, such as rails and bitterns. Plan to spend approximately two hours at Van Meter and two at Grand Pass.  
Limit 12 participants
May 12 - Other
Half Day —  Moderate
Blue Spring Branch/Ball Mill Resurgence CA
6:30 a.m.-noon LIMITED to 12 participants Trip leader: Allen Gathman, agathman@gmail.com , (573) 579-5464 (text or phone). Meet at the largest parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/xvee7PDBH7m95r3y5 No restroom facilities at meeting place; nearest are at the Rhodes 101 at the intersection of US 61 and MO 51 in Perryville. Difficulty level: A fair amount of walking, some of it fairly strenuous on steep, rocky trails. We will meet at a parking area on Perry County Road 914 at 6:30 AM. There are two private ponds visible from here that may provide some early shorebirds or waterfowl, and we can walk a gravel road and mown trails into the area through some prairie habitat and to another sinkhole pond, about a mile in total. We will drive some county roads to make quick stops in a few other parts of the area, then stop at the Ball Mill Resurgence parking area. The Resurgence trail is approximately a ¾ mile loop; portions are steep and rocky. The trail takes us through hardwood for  
Limit 12 participants
May 13 - Other
Half Day —  Easy
Weston Bend SP
NOTE SPECIAL REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRIP. 7 a.m., 11 a.m. Trip leader: Mark McKellar. This is a joint field trip with Mark McKellar’s Backyard Bird Center birding group. Registration is required by either calling the store at 816-746-1113, or by going to the calendar on the store’s website http://www.backyardbirdcenter.com. Please meet at the front gate to the park. Bring water and snacks. Weston Bend SP is an IBA, Important Bird Area, known for its neotropical migrants in the spring, including Cerulean Warbler.  
Limit 100 participants
May 15 - Sat AM
Half Day —  Easy
3M Wetlands, Columbia ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS
8:00 a.m.-noon Trip leaders: Lottie Bushmann, lottie.bushmann@gmail.com Edge Wade 573-268-3714 We’ll meet at the Forum Nature Area parking lot and walk to 3M. It is approximately 2 miles of walking on level trails. There should be lots to see and beginners are encouraged to attend. In addition to our resident species, we’ll be on the lookout for migrating warblers and vireos. Restrooms are available at the parking lot. Wear shoes that may get wet (up to 2-3”).  
Limit 100 participants