Bird Hike at Wimisink
Time: 8:00 AM -
Location: Wimisink Preserve
This hike has become a treasured Sherman birding tradition. The hike will be led by Angela Dimmitt, an expert birder, who often can call in the shy species. She will tell us what species we are hearing and where to look to see it. We have seen and/or heard more that 30 different species.
Meet at 8:00 am at the Wimisink Preserve - park in the new parking area near the Wimisink Boardwalk (along the west side of Route 39 just south of the intersection with Route 55). We will spend time on the Boardwalk overlooking the Wimisink swamp for the beavers, ducks and birds of the wetlands. Then car pool to a woodland preserve such as the nearby Herrick or Strauss Preserves and find the birds which like the upland open fields and woods. Birds are most vocal in the Spring and more easily seen before the trees are fully leafed out. Almost every year we see the lovely Indigo Bunting at the Strauss preserve.
The walking will be slow and easy, so anyone can join. Bring binoculars if you have them and a bird book if you wish. As always, wear sturdy shoes, bring water/snack, take precautions against ticks, and last but not least, let us know you are coming!
SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP to reserve your spot. If we get a large number interested we will add an additional day!Previous Page