Song Birds in Gorge Reward Bird Watchers

Bird Walk in MRG

On Sunday, a group of 24 enthusiastic bird watchers joined MRG’s Preserve Manager, Budd Veverka, and Bedford Audubon’s Tait Johansson on an early morning walk through the Gorge.

Starting out in a private landowner’s meadow before heading into the forest, the group listened for bird calls that were impressively identified by Budd and Tait, who also helped spot the birds and point them out among the leafy trees.

Bird watchers spied a plethora of beautiful song birds, including indigo bunting, scarlet tanager, cedar waxwing, worm-eating warbler, blue-winged warbler, great-crested flycatcher, and spotted sandpiper.  The group also observed an ovenbird nest with four beautiful eggs inside. Ovenbirds are a ground-nesting species found in the Gorge, which is the main reason dogs are not allowed in the Preserve.

We look forward to having you join us on our next event, the River Clean-Up, scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., beginning and ending at Bedford Village Memorial Park. Please call (914) 234-3455 or send a message to info@mianus.org to let us know you’re coming.

The mission of Mianus River Gorge, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region.
Mianus River Gorge, 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, New York 10506     914-234-3455     info@mianus.org

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