This is the last of a 4-trip Silverwood Park birding experience (February thru May).
Silverwood Park is a beautiful urban park on the shores of Silver Lake. The variety of habitats in the park–oak forest, marsh, grassland, and lakefront–make it a great birding destination, with over 180 different species sighted in the park.
Birding in a single location over several months can be a great way to get into birding. During this series of four field trips, participants will get to know the park and watch for different birds each month as the seasons change. In addition to getting to know the birds of Silverwood, participants will also be introduced to basic birding techniques and tools, including digital resources. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars; a few extra pairs will be available.
DIRECTIONS Meet at the doors leading into the Visitor Center from the parking lot. 46.550684, -119.488974
REGISTRATION No registration necessary. Come for any of the sessions–attending all is not required.
DIFFICULTY Most paths are paved, but may be icy in the winter. Walks will range from 1-1.5 miles.
LEADERS Jen Miller email@example.com and Liz Richards
Wednesday, May 15: 2-4 PM
May brings warblers, warblers, and more warblers! We’ll also begin to see some of the beautiful summer residents of the park, including orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and bluebirds. While the leaves returning to the trees makes seeing birds more challenging, the variety of species in the park in May makes this one of the most exciting times of year for birding.