Wesselman Woods Nature Center
Meet at the parking lot of the Wesselman Woods Nature Center at 8:30 am and we will enter the center as a group and proceed to the bird observation room. We will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count and submit our counts to eBird. Bring your Bird Journals.
Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area
Meet at the parking lot off of Boonville-New Harmony Road at 9 am and we will drive the area looking for resident birds, waterfowl, and hopefully nesting bald eagles.
J. J. Audubon State Park
The Jr. Birders will again participate in the Ohio Valley Birding Festival and lead a hike at Audubon State Park. The time is yet to be determined, so more information will follow. Remember that this is Family Day at the festival, so there are lots of activities in addition to our hike that will be of interest (e.g., bird banding).
The Jr. Birder program was established to engage our youth with a rewarding activity and help young people connect with nature by learning birdwatching skills, but more importantly to gain a better knowledge and appreciation of the world around them.
The program is open to all interested boys and girls, ages 8-18. The group meets 4-6 times each year for a hike at a local birding hotspot. Hikes are usually 1-2 hours long. Binoculars are available for use on each hike. Membership is free!
If interested in joining, contact Jim at: or at 867-6231. Or contact Don at:
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Jr. Birder Field Trips for 2020
Many of the hikes and activities planned for the Jr. Birders this year will focus on citizen science. Jr. Birders will participate in Global Big Days, Christmas Bird Counts, and Great Backyard Bird Counts. All the birds they see and hear on any given trip will be recorded and submitted via eBird to scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for analysis.
Our last citizen science project will be the May Day Count. Meet at the Audubon Wetlands parking lot, off of Wolf Road, at 8:30 am and we will hike the trails and boardwalks to record as many as the birds that we can see and hear. We will then submit our results to eBird. This will be an exciting hike because many of the spring migrants (e.g., warblers) will be moving through the area.