Birding Walks

Join us every Wednesday as we document the birds using habitat in our parks throughout the year. Extra binoculars are available. Some experience with birding will help, but is not necessary. Each bird walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. The full schedule with locations and times are below.

We rotate through 4 different parks each month, with a special visit to a different park if there is a 5th Wednesday. The data we collect is entered into eBird and will be publicly available to scientists, birders, and park users. These parks are birding hotspots on eBird – follow the links below to learn more!

Check out the slideshow below for the great photos of birds that Park Steward Cam Mannino has seen – mostly at Bear Creek Nature Park!

Bird Walks

January 2022

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkJanuary 58:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkJanuary 128:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkJanuary 198:30 am
Bird WalkDraper Twin Lake ParkJanuary 268:30 am

February 2022

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkFebruary 28:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkFebruary 98:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkFebruary 168:30 am
Bird WalkDraper Twin Lake ParkFebruary 238:30 am

March 2022

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkMarch 28:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkMarch 98:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkMarch 168:30 am
Bird WalkDraper Twin Lake ParkMarch 238:30 am
Bird WalkLost Lake Nature ParkMarch 308:30 am

April 2022

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkApril 68:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkApril 138:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkApril 208:30 am
Bird WalkDraper Twin Lake ParkApril 278:30 am

May 2022

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkMay 48:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkMay 118:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkMay 188:30 am
Bird WalkDraper Twin Lake ParkMay 258:30 am

12 thoughts on “Birding Walks

    • Hi Pat! The bird walks take a break between Thanksgiving and the New Year. They will start again in 2022 on the first Wednesday of January. On January 5 we’ll be at Bear Creek Nature Park at 8:30 am. The schedule on the website will be updated in December.

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    • Hi Joe – We take a break in December each year, but we will start up again the second Wednesday of January 2020 at Cranberry Lake Park, 8:30 am (the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day, so no walk that day).

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