Field Trip – May 9 – Gillam Park and the Little Rock Audubon Center (LRAC)

Little Rock, Pulaski Co.

Join our field trip celebrating World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) and experience the excitement of spring migration?  At least four thousand different species of birds are moving from their wintering grounds to their summer nesting sites.  It will be a great day to be outside enjoying nature.  This bird walk doubles as a BirdLR Birdathon team, which is a fun, friendly competition to raise money for bird conservation in Arkansas, sponsored by Audubon Arkansas.  The ASCA team’s fundraising goal is to collect donations and pledges based on per species seen.  Donate to our team by going to

Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Gillam Park at the far parking lot.  Gillam has great habitat for spring warblers.  There will be moderate walking on fairly level, but possibly muddy trails.  Once 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 Western Kingbirds and Painted Buntings.  Bring water and snacks, the trip can last into 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.