In celebration of the Great Backyard Bird Count, I will be leading birding hikes throughout the day on local Sycamore Land Trust preserves. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project started by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in 1998. It has grown every year, now getting participation from over 160,000 people around the world. To contribute to this important data-collection project, I will lead free hour-long hikes and teach participants how to submit bird observation data from their own backyards.
Come to one hike, or come to them all. No need to register. Just be sure to dress properly for the weather conditions. Directions to all of the preserves can be found on the Sycamore Land Trust website. Binoculars will be available for use.
Here’s the schedule:
8:00 a.m. Touch the Earth Natural Area (Bartholomew County)
10:00 a.m. Amy Weingartner Branigan Peninsula Preserve (meet in the DNR Lake Monroe Office parking lot at the entrance to Paynetown (4850 S. SR 446))
12:00 p.m. Lunch break at Cedar Crest, the Sycamore Land Trust Headquarters
1:30 p.m. The Cedars Preserve
3:30 p.m. Porter West Preserve