Date: 10/10/18 2:39 pm From: Ed Maioriello <edm...> Subject: [GABO-L] ORAS Bird Walks This Weekend - Athens-Clarke County
We are having 2 different bird walks this weekend.
Ed Maioriello Athens-Clarke County
========================= Vulture Festival 2018 Event Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00am
Join the ACC Solid Waste Department/Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Zoo, and the Oconee River Audubon Society as they celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the ACC Landfill. Vultures are vital to healthy ecosystems and face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. This day will celebrate nature's clean-up crew, the vulture, with the following local activities: bird walks, children's activities, recycling opportunities, tour of the landfill, and a visit from EarthQuest Birds, and UGA PhD Student, Kristen Lear, will be doing educational activities about bat conservation. For more information, visit www.accgov.com/recycling <https://www.accgov.com/6785/Vulture-Festival> or call the ACC Recycling Division at (706) 613-3512. This event is a FREE fun, family event!
========================= Bird Walk At The State Botanical Garden Event Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00am
*Note this is a Sunday walk!*
The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will be hosting a bird walk at the State Botanical Garden. We will be meeting in the Day Chapel parking lot. From the main entrance just keep bearing left to find the Day Chapel lot.
Our bird walks are open to the public. We typically run 3-4 hours though birders may leave at their convenience. Easy to moderate walking. Please dress for the weather, wear practical shoes, bring insect repellent and snacks/water as desired.
If you have any questions please contact Ed Maioriello at <fieldtrip...> or 706-296-5275.
IMPORTANT NOTE: On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure or parking problem). If you plan to attend a bird walk, ALWAYS check www.oconeeriversaudubon.org/events the night before for updates.