Sitka National Historical Park to host spring bird migration walks

WesternSandpiper

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

SitkaNationalHistoricalParkSignJoin a ranger for a stroll through the park enjoying, observing and learning about the diverse migrant and resident bird species of Sitka. The Sitka National Historical Park’s Ranger-guided bird walks are free and open to beginner and experienced bird watchers.

There are three spring migration bird walks scheduled in May — from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17; from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21; and from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Don’t forget to pick up a Park Prescriptions punchcard from the park’s visitors center before the bird walks.

Participants should dress appropriately and be prepared to spend the majority of the program outside in variable weather conditions. Those who have binoculars are encouraged to bring them to the program. There will be a limited number of park service provided binoculars and field guides available for participants.

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

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more about the Sitka National Historical Park at http://www.nps.gov/sitk or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark

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