Upcoming Field Trips

Christmas Bird Count – Dec. 17
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Northern ShovelerPlease join us for the annual Christmas Bird Count for Delaware County on Sunday, December 17!

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the Christmas Bird Count is a longstanding citizen-science project to document bird population trends. Part of the fun is discovering the unexpected! Despite the icy weather of 2016, volunteers reported 40 species and 1,2010 individual birds, including Northern Shoveler, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, and American Tree Sparrow.

Beginning birdwatchers are welcome to join an experienced birder for three hours in the field. Binoculars will be available for participants to borrow.

If you’d like to join us in the field, or would prefer to remain home and count at your bird feeder, please contact Annette Rose at rosenflowers@hughes.net.

Mounds State Park – Dec. 30

Mounds SPOur next monthly bird hike and survey at Mounds State Park will be held on Saturday, November December 30. NOTE NEW DAY! Meet at the parking lot near the visitors center at 9 a.m.

We’ll bird from 9-11, with an RCAS board member leading the walk. Binoculars will be provided for those who don't have their own.

After the hike, stick around and join us for our fall picnic! See "Upcoming Programs" for details.

The next bird hike at Mounds will be held on January 27.

The park's address is 4306 Mounds Rd., Anderson. (Photo by Robert Williams.)