Date: 7/16/17 8:59 am From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Subject: "pop up" field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail Saturday August 5
Saturday August 5, 2017. Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake just west of Gentry. Meet in the parking lot at 9 AM. Co-leader is Terry Stanfill, who supervises EW. There is a short walk on the trail to the new viewing blind. Those with walking impairments will be able to drive and park at the blind. There are places to sit or stand, at several heights, and even a picnic table to sit and write field notes, or snack. Free and open to the public. Right now there are quite a few Great Egrets, plus other herons and egrets. There are Double-crested Cormorants and recently one rare in Arkansas Ė Neotropic Cormorant. In past years there have been a few sightings of juvenile White Ibises around this time. Mudflats are starting to develop and these always attract shorebird migrants. Recently there has been a Wood Duck family in view. Everyone with an interest in Arkansasís wildlife heritage is welcome. Donít need to be a member to participate. It will be hot for sure, but also probably birdy. If you have a spotting scope, please bring it.