Free spring migration bird walks to be held on May Saturdays at Sitka National Historical Park

WesternSandpiper

Western sandpiper (Photo by Arman Moreno, Courtesy of Sitka National Historical Park)

If you are interested in observing and learning about the migrant and resident bird species of Sitka National Historical Park, join a ranger for free guided bird walks Saturday mornings during the month of May. Spring migration bird walks will be held from 8-10 a.m. on Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31.

These free bird walks are open to beginner and experienced bird watchers and will offer participants the chance to identify and learn about the abundant bird species that depend on the park’s coastal and rain forest ecosystems.

Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and to be prepared to spend two hours outside in variable weather conditions. Participants who have binoculars are encouraged to bring them to the program. There will be a limited number of binoculars available for participants to use during the program and field guides will be provided.

The programs will begin and conclude at the park’s visitor center. For more information about the park’s spring migration bird walks, please contact Ryan Carpenter at (907) 747-0121 or at ryan_p_carpenter@nps.gov.

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