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Birding at Battelle Darby Metro Park

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virginia Rail - Photo Earl Harrison

We’ll meet at the Wet Prairie Access parking lot (1378 Darby Creek Dr.)

It’s an interesting time of the year, as we might find some late winter species or some early spring/summer birds. This is one of the best places for American Bittern and they have already arrived, so we’ll definitely be looking for these. Virginia Rails have also arrived, and again this is a superb site for these skulkers. Currently, there are fair numbers of winter ducks around, along with some  other typically winter species such as Northern Harrier and Short-eared Owl.

We’ll start our morning by searching mainly for water-associated birds. Wellies, boots, or other waterproof footwear are recommended as the trails can get marshy! A couple of warbler and sparrow species have already trickled in, so after the wetland birding we can go to another part of the park, probably Cedar Ridge, to try and add woodland birds such as woodpeckers and nuthatches.

For more information, contact Chris Lotz.


April 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Anna Wittmer

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