Guided Bird Walk at South Beach State Park

Snowy plovers like this one will be among the many birds that birders will be looking for on the South Beach State Park guided walk on Feb. 22. (Courtesy photo)

Meet local birders Steve and Rachel Holzman at South Beach State Park, and walk to the beach in search of wintering Snowy Plovers and other shorebirds on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The trip will take birdwatchers north along the beach to the jetty to search for a variety of gulls, cormorants, loons, waterfowl and songbirds like the yellow-rumped warbler. On the way back, birders will stroll through the woods on the jetty trail while listening for chickadees, bushtit and wintering sparrows. If the weather consists of winds and rains that would make a beach walk miserable, the trip will proceed to the jetty via car and search for water birds.

If time permits there will be a quick search for the lingering Nashville Warbler at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Meet in the South Beach State Park visitor parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and dress for variable weather.  This trip is open to everyone and free to all.

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