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The Oxbow – Breeding Birds & Summer Nature Walk

Breeding Birds & Summer Nature Walk—Saturday, June 15, 2024, 8:00 AM

Meet: In the Hardintown Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance to the Oxbow (Google Oxbow Nature Conservancy for directions)

Leader:  Erich Baumgardner, 513-304-0697, erichbaumgardner@gmail.com

            Join our trip leader Erich Baumgardner for A pleasant early summer morning walk which will emphasize the overall nature of the Oxbow area with a primary focus on breeding birds. Erich is a skilled birder with an interest in all aspects of nature. He is also a long-time Oxbow Inc. advocate and current board member and knows the Oxbow very well.

During June birds are abundant, with most all of them involved in nesting and breeding activities. Over a hundred species of birds regularly breed within the Oxbow area or in close proximity (Shawnee Lookout).  On this trip we can expect to see or hear several species of water birds, raptors, including eagles, and a host of songbirds including warblers, vireos, orioles, tanagers, flycatchers, grosbeaks and buntings and lots more. June is also the peak singing period, and the morning chorus of bird songs will be quite vocal, giving us a great chance to track them down and get a look.

Erich plans to take a leisurely walk in the Oxbow, not just looking for birds, but for all the great diversity of other fauna and flora that the Oxbow is so rich in. Later in the morning Erich may move to other areas of the Oxbow area depending on reports closer to the date.

Most of this trip will be on foot, but walking will be easy to moderate and at a birders pace. The trip will end by noon. To ensure your comfort remember that June can be hot by mid-morning. Consider wearing a hat and bringing water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Binoculars are necessary for seeing small birds. Restrooms are not available in the Oxbow but are available nearby. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Erich.

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Date

Jun 15 2024
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