Date: 4/30/18 8:27 am
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is Wednesday, May 2
Hello Everyone! Seems like migration is really going strong --finally!
Good time to come on over to the Nickel Preserve for our Spring Bird
Count! It is this Wednesday starting at 8:00 am. Details below!

Mia Revels


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From: Mia Revels <revels...>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Subject: Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is Wednesday, May 2
To: okbirds <OKBIRDS...>


Hello OK birders!

The Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is going to be on Wednesday, May 2.
The last two weekends in April and the first two weekends in May are booked
for me, so rather than putting it off until the weekend of May 19/20, I
decided to schedule it during the week.

The count will begin at 8:00 am. We will meet at the new Edmondson Public
Access​ Area (formerly known as Combs Public ​Access Area)​ just east of
the new combs bridge. It has primitive facilities and plenty of space to
park. If you are leaving your vehicle there for the day, please park close
to one another so that we don't use up so much parking space.

There should be lots of migrants moving through and many of our resident
migrant species are already setting up territories and building nests. Some
breeding birds found on the Nickel Preserve that might tempt you further:
Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Worm-eating
Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush,
Yellow-throated Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Blue-winged
Warbler, Pine Warbler - It's the northern Oklahoma Warblerville! There are
many other species present. I am a little biased, but I think it is a
super spring count.

If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity
to bird in what is absolutely one of the most beautiful natural areas in
Oklahoma. The preserve is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains
with the scenic Illinois River flowing through and adjacent to some areas:
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/
oklahoma/placesweprotect/j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wildlife-preserve.xml

The above link has a map and directions to the preserve. I will hand out
more detailed maps when we meet that morning.

Newcomers are very welcome and can contact me for information (
<revels...>). We have good maps that are color-coded for each group.
We also try to place people who have not previously been to the preserve
with people who are familiar with it.

Pack your own lunch, and we will meet at the Preserve Headquarters at 2:00
to tally species and collect lists and maps from each group. I will be
providing my infamous Chicken Pesto Pasta. If you would like to bring
something to contribute, either sides or desserts, that is great but not
required. Do bring your own drinks if you prefer something other than
water. At that time, we will compile a species list for the day (with
numbers to be tabulated later). If you want to go back out birding
afterwards, I don't blame you!

I look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Birding!
Mia

--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
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Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
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