9001 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
Meet in the parking lot on South Shore Drive just east of Westnedge Avenue (9001 South Westnedge). We will walk out into the bog, scanning West Lake for waterfowl and checking the bog and woods for other migrants. Target species include Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Fox Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird. We’ll walk a mile or a bit more on mostly level terrain. Some of the trails are likely to be wet and muddy, so waterproof footwear will be ideal. Bring a spotting scope if you have one and are willing to carry it along.