February’s Adventure Quencher: Wintering Shorebird Expedition in Reserve

It is time for the MSDMR’s Grand Bay Reserve’s FREE winter guided birding boat tour to the outer waters of the Reserve near the Grand Battures and Catch- Em-All Bar on Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 PM till 4:30 PM. Ornithologist, Dr. Mark Woodrey, the Reserve’s Research Coordinator, will lead this expedition to observe overwintering waterfowl, wading birds and other shorebirds. You will not only learn how to identify these birds but also learn how you can take action in your own community to help conserve the habitats needed to help support migratory birds.

This trip is designed for teens and adults and is limited to the first 15 people who pre-register. Please bring your own binoculars, cameras and/or spotting scopes and field guides. Participants will be getting in and out of a boat in a variety of habitats, so we recommend that you dress to get wet and muddy.

The Boat shoves off from the Bayou Heron Boat launch on February 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM and arrives back at the dock by 5:00 PM Please sign in at office at 12:30 PM before traveling to the boat. There are no restrooms at the dock or on the boat.

Info? To pre-register contact Jennifer at 228.475.7047 or jen.buchanan@dmr.ms.gov

 

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