Acadian Flycatcher

Robin Carter Dawn Chorus Walk

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5:30 AM
Visitor Center, Congaree National Park

Leaders: Donna Slyce/Jerry Griggs

Robin Carter, who passed away in 2008, did more than anyone to promote birding at Congaree National Park.  To celebrate and continue Robin’s legacy, Friends will hold its Robin Carter Dawn Chorus Walk on Sunday, May 1, 2016.   The Dawn Chorus Walk at Congaree National Park was started by Robin in 2005, and we now celebrate the event with the rest of the world on International Dawn Chorus Day.

We will meet at the Visitor Center at 5:30 AM.  Bird song experts will be on hand to help you identify what you hear, or you can just listen and take in the experience.  Birds observed during the Dawn Chorus will be included as part of the North American Spring Migration Count day at the park; stick around if you would like to help out!

The Dawn Chorus hike will be followed by a free breakfast at 7:30 AM organized and prepared by Friends members.  The breakfast menu changes slightly from year to year, but will include shrimp and creamy grits, bacon/date and cherry/orange scones, cheddar drop biscuits, a breakfast strata, fresh fruit, juice and thermoses of coffee.

Contact John Grego, friendsofcongareeswamp@gmail.com, 803-331-3366.

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