Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Dixon Rd. commuter lot, Exit 3 off I-530 South. We’ll arrive at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff around 8:00 a.m. We’ll bird the parking lot until the Center opens at 8:30 a.m. The area has diverse habitats such as cypress and tupelo swamps, open water, and wetlands. Lingering sparrows, winter finches, wrens, egrets, and herons will be our main targets. Walking is on paved trails and board-walks. Next stop is the Boyd Point Wastewater Facility to look for ducks and gulls. If time permits, we’ll also check Lake Saracen and Wilber West Road.
Bring water, snacks, and lunch. The trip can last into the afternoon. Participants are welcome to leave at any time.
Directions—From the Dixon Rd. commuter lot, take I-530 south to Pine Bluff for 35 miles until I-530 becomes Hwy. 65B (Exit 35). Go 6 miles, continuing past Lake Saracen. Turn left onto Regional Park Drive. (Convention Center Dr.). Continue on Regional Park Drive approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right onto 1400 Black Dog Road. Follow signs to the Nature Center.
Coordinates: 34.2394, -91.990, www.deltarivers.com