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Sixth Free Guided Bird Walk is This Saturday, May 6
Photo by Gary Tyson
The first palm warbler of the season (pictured) was seen on the April 29 bird walk at Hills Creek State Park.
For the sixth free guided-bird walk this Saturday, May 6, participants will meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901-9676 and promptly at 8 a.m. drive to the nearby starting location. No registration is required.
Three members of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, including Gary Tyson who led it, went on the April 29 walk.
“Bad weather kept both birds and birders away,” said Tyson. “It was cold and gloomy but not raining.
“We saw 26 species of birds, including the first palm warbler of the season. These are among the earliest migrating warblers to arrive in our area and will continue heading north. We are expecting to see more of them on upcoming Saturdays.
“We did see one osprey this past Saturday but no broad-winged hawks or bald eagles. Some broad-winged hawks will stay in the county to nest, especially in the canyon area, but most move on farther north,” said Tyson.
The remaining three walks will begin at Hills Creek State Park on Hills Creek Road in Charleston Township, about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, May 13, 20 and 27. The walks are all free and open to the public. For updates on the birds that have been seen in the area and helpful local birding information, visit www.facebook.com/TiadaghtonAudubon/ or tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing: Diane Eaton