Gillam Park and Little Rock Audubon Center (LRAC), May 9

Participate in International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 9th by helping count birds in the Little Rock area.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Gillam Park at the last parking lot past the swimming pool.  Gillam has great habitat for spring warblers and other migrants.  There will be moderate walking on fairly level, but possibly muddy trails.  When finished at Gillam, we’ll drive to the Audubon Center, where we’ll walk the new wildlife observation trail.  Last, we’ll head to Industrial Harbor Road and Terry Lock & Dam to look for Western Kingbirds and Painted Buntings.  This is also Mother’s Day weekend, so this will be a morning trip.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.

Directions—Gillam Park is in southeast Little Rock near the airport.  Address is 5300 Gillam Park Road, Little Rock.  Take I-30 West heading south from Little Rock.  Then exit onto I-440 going towards the airport.  Take Exit 1-Springer Road.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Springer Road.  Go approximately 1 mile to just past the LRAC.  Turn right onto Gillam Park Road.  Follow it into the park to the last parking lot past the swimming pool.