Field Trip – June 1 – Gillam Park and the Little Rock Audubon Center (LRAC)

Due to weather, the May Birdathon activities were postponed to June 1st and since only 7 people showed up for the May field trip, we’ll redo the trip as one of the BirdLR Birdathon teams, a fun, friendly competition to raise money for bird conservation in Arkansas, sponsored by Audubon Arkansas.  The ASCA team’s fundraising is to collect donations based on per species seen or a straight contribution.  You can donate to the ASCA team by going to and click on the donate button.  Click on Birdathon for more information about the planned Bird Bash activities for June 1st.  It will be a great day to be outside enjoying nature!

Meet at 7:00 a.m. in Gillam Park at the second parking lot.  Gillam has great habitat for summering warblers and other species.  There will be moderate walking on fairly level, but possibly muddy trails.  When finished at Gillam, we’ll drive to the LRAC and walk the wildlife observation trail.  Last, we’ll head to Industrial Harbor Road and Terry Lock & Dam to look for nesting Western Kingbirds and Painted Buntings.  Bring water and snacks, the trip can last into the early afternoon.  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.