November 2019 Field Trip: Beginner Birding at Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery

When:
November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
2019-11-02T10:30:00-04:00
2019-11-02T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
34270 Co. Rd. 652
Mattawan
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kent Martin
256-751-3358

Saturday November 2, 10:30 AM, Beginner Birding at Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery, Leaders: Donna Keller, Kent Martin (256-751-3358), and Shana Ramsey

Meet at the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitors Center. The hatchery is six miles west of US-131 on the southwest corner of M-43 and Fish Hatchery Drive. Turn south onto Fish Hatchery Drive and enter the parking lot by the second drive on the right.

This is a joint trip with the Hatchery Visitors Center. We will walk the grounds of the hatchery with our focus being on the ponds and ducks. Because they are large and are found in the open, ducks are generally excellent candidates for beginners to identify. We will go over the process of identifying birds using a field guide. Some of the species we might see are Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Ring-necked Duck, and Gadwall. We’ll also look at other species that present themselves. The trip will be about 1.5 to 2 hours, and we will walk about a mile or so. Important: Please be sure to dress warmer than you think you should and wear a windproof outer layer. We may be doing as much standing as walking, and if one is not dressed properly, standing around in the wind can be cold. Birding is a lot more fun when one is warm and we want to enjoy ourselves.