Larry CollinsWILD ABOUT BIRDSFree Press Birding Columnist

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March 28, 2013
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COLLINS: Wake up with the birds

Puzzled by whom that colorful mass of feathers flitting about in the cottonwood leaves might be? Keep hearing bird songs you just can't identify with your iBird app? Want to get to know your avian neighbors? This spring those questions just might get answered if you come along on a weekly bird walk sponsored and conducted by members of Grand Valley Audubon Society. These seasonal bird walks are geared for beginners or anyone interested in learning more.The free walks will be Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in March, April and May (time subject to change as warmer weather arrives). The Saturday, March 30, meeting location will be in the parking lot by the river at Corn Lake on 32 Road. Most walks will be on various sections of the Riverfront trail. For future locations, refer to the GVAS web page: www.audubongv.orgYou will take a 90-minute stroll along the trail to find, observe, listen to, and identify the birds, both native and migrants to our area. Every walk yields new surprises...especially during spring migration. Anyone with an interest in learning more about our most frequently seen wildlife is invited to participate.Binoculars and field guides are helpful but not necessary (GVAS has a few pair of binoculars to loan). We recommend dressing in layers as mornings are cool. You can call or email Cary for more details at 970-201-9651 or catwood814@gmail.com. Local bird expert Larry Collins owns Wild Birds Unlimited, 2454 Hwy. 6&50, which caters to folks who want the best backyard birdfeeding experience possible. Email your birdfeeding and birding questions to lcollins1@bresnan.net and he'll answer them in his bi-weekly Q&A column in the Free Press.


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