May 6, 2017 Gillam Park and the Little Rock Audubon Center (LRAC)

Little Rock, Pulaski Co.

Celebrate the migration of birds moving from their winter non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to their summer nesting grounds in North America.  It will be a great day to be outside in nature!  Meet at 7:30 a.m. in 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 and walk the 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 a morning trip.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear sturdy walking 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.

Also in May is the International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 13.  Count the birds you see and enter your sightings into eBird.  May 13 is also the third annual eBird Global Big Day.  To learn more about the eBird Global Big Day go to