Migratory Bird Hike

Sunday, September 25 2016, 9am

Join us Sunday, Sept. 25, for a fall hike to look for migratory birds moving through the park on their way back to the Caribbean, Central America and South America. This is also a chance to see if we can still find some of our summer resident bird species that have not yet moved on. During the hike, we will have the opportunity to practice identification skills (mostly of resident and summer species), and will be able to observe several species up close. The hike will be part of the Fall North American Migration Count for Congaree National Park, an idea first originated by Kathleen O’Grady, and our observations will be part of a statewide compilation. We plan to cover other areas of the park both preceding and following the morning hike and welcome additional volunteers.

We will meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. and the hike should last until noon. Bring water, insect repellent and binoculars. The hike will follow portions of the Sims Trail, Boardwalk Loop Trail and Bluff Trail.

If interested, contact John Grego at (803) 331-3366 or friendsofcongareeswamp@gmail.com.