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Spring Migration Hike is for the birders

8-10:30 a.m. on May 14 at Quarry Farm

Global Big Day, Saturday, May 14, is an annual celebration of the birds around you. On that day, bird migration will be in full swing.

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm will host its annual Spring Migration Hike on the 14th from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Birders should dress for the weather in earth-toned colors and sturdy hiking shoes that can get muddy.

Join others for a walk with stops to look and listen for migrating and resident birds. Sightings will be documented on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s ebird website and shared with any participants who want to share their email.

Binoculars and cameras are welcome.

Parking signs will be displayed and hikers should meet in the Seitz Family Pavilion for a brief meet-and-greet before heading out on the nature preserve trails. Note: Hikers won’t use bird songs on devices to draw the birds in, especially during breeding season when they have enough to contend with. Sensitive species may leave the area if they hear a rival.

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is located 1/8 mile north of 14321 Road 7L, Pandora. For more information, call 567-376-0705 or visit and The Quarry Farm on Facebook and Instagram.

Attached photo: Deb Weston, an avid birder and member of The Quarry Farm's Board of Directors, spotted 56 species of birds on May 9, along the same trails that will be hiked on May 14. This Magnolia Warbler posed for a portrait.


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