Date: 11/4/18 4:12 am
From: Joseph C. Neal <joeneal...>
Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society (NWAAS) will host a field trip to observe waterfowl migration at Lake Fayetteville on Saturday November 10, 2018, starting at 9 AM. Meet in the parking lot at the north end of the dam. Mid-November is a peak time for the migration of all kinds of ducks, including diving ducks like Surf Scoters and Common Goldeneyes, Pied-billed and Horned Grebes (sometimes Eared Grebe), Common Loons, and several gull species. We usually see Bald Eagles. We will make 3 stops. First, from the dam end of the lake, (2) drive to the Environmental Study Center and use the observation deck there, (3) then drive around to Mulhollan Blind (about a 1.3 mile walk for round trip). The stop at the dam end is very accessible for those with mobility impairments.

You do not need to be a member to participate. All ages and abilities (including disabilities) are welcome. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them. Dress warmly. This is usually finished by around noon.

ON THE SAME EVENING OF SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10: Trip to Ozark Natural Science Center where UA-Fayetteville graduate student Mitchell Pruitt has invited us to hopefully see Northern Saw-whet Owls he is trapping and banding there. Meeting time is 7 PM.

UPCOMING: Annual winter NWAAS meeting (brief) followed by presentation featuring UA-Fort Smith’s Dr Ragupathy Kannan about his trips to Costa Rica. Everyone is welcome. Visitors Center at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Saturday Dec 2, starting 2 PM.

Fayetteville Christmas Bird Count is Sunday Dec 16.

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