February Field Trip!

Bennington Lake
Saturday, February 23 – 9:00 am to approximately 11:30 am

Leaders: Tuesday Bennington Lake Walkers

Bennington Lake is one of the prime birding spots in Walla Walla County. February is a good month at the lake for seeing year-round birds not hidden by leaves (such as Great-horned Owls, Black-capped Chickadees and Downy Woodpeckers) and winter birds (such as Townsend’s Solitaires, Northern Shrike and White-crowned Sparrows). In addition, expect a surprise or two – maybe a Long-eared Owl or an early Spring arrival?

And who better to help you find and see birds than birders that walk the trails around the lake every week throughout the year? Plan to walk between 2 and 3 miles. The trails could be muddy, so wearing boots is recommended and maybe bring a walking stick. Don’t forget your binoculars and dress for the weather.

Meet at the lake parking lot by the restroom at the end of Reservoir Road. You do not have to be a member of Blue Mountain Audubon to attend, the walk is free and no pre-registration is required (just show up). Beginning birders and families are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, contact Paul and Judy Treman at 527-0722 or pjtreman@charter.net.

Tuesday Bird Walkers at Bennington Lake
Tuesday Bird Walkers at Bennington Lake

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