Springtime is for the birds
by Carla on May 14th, 2018

3 Hikes, 138 Species Spotted

It's been a busy spring for ORLT and for birds alike. Whether or not a hike is specifically intended to be a bird walk or not, there's usually someone in the group who's keeping track of what's seen and heard. The beauty of hiking with nature enthusiasts is that it's impossible to part ways without having learned something new, whether it's the mnemonic of the scarlett tanager (pick-up truck!), or the predatory nesting habits of brown-headed cowbirds (google it- you won't be disappointed).

Anyhow, the point of this blog post is to share with you the bird species that were identified this spring on land protected by ORLT. Thanks to the birders who kept track!

Beech Haven Preserve in Athens (51 species)

Walker Wetlands in Macon (62 species)

Lotsanotty Forest in Jackson County (25 species)

Whether you're counting birds, identifying trees, or simply enjoying the land, we hope to see you on an upcoming hike!


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