Waterfowl Identification/Walk

Waterfowl Identification/Walk
with Master Birder and former APAS Vice President -Jeff Payne
Saturday – March 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

 

The ice is starting to melt and our feathered waterfowl friends are experiencing “zugunruhe”.  That is they have an incredible itch to get migrating!  It happens that our area is on an excellent migratory pathway for a great many species of waterfowl and these large, colorful birds make for a great bird identifying exercise for both experienced birders and those wanting to learn about this exciting hobby.  The Somerset County Conservancy is going to sponsor a waterfowl (and whoever else crosses our path) identification day at Shawnee Lake on Saturday March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am.  We will meet at the parking lot on Rt 96 closest to Schellsburg (Shawnee State Park) and depending on group size may break up into 2 or more groups.  Shawnee has plenty of parking spots so folks can drive in their own cars from one stop to the next.  We will be outside but please bring masks for times we may be somewhat close together.  If you have binoculars, scopes or field guides bring them along but we will also have a few loaners available. And remember, a good “duck day” is often a bit “fowl” with rain or wind so we will do this activity rain (dress appropriately) or shine.  Please email us at mail@somersetconservancy.org to let us know you are coming or if you have any questions.