April 22, 2023 Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area – Dyer

 Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Mayflower commuter lot located at Exit 135 off I-40 West.  It’s approximately a 2 hour drive to Frog Bayou. Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area was established in 2005 by the AGFC in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. This former farm is a wetland restoration area, with migratory waterfowl as its main user. Secretive marsh birds like Sora, Virginia Rail, and Least Bittern will be our target birds. A variety of wading birds also visit the area.  Walking the moist soil units will be on level dirt paths. If time allows, we’ll check the Alma Sewer Treatment Facility area for Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and Yellow-headed Blackbirds. 
 Bring water, snacks, and lunch. We’ll return to Little Rock by late afternoon.
 For those in western Arkansas who would like to join us, meet our group at 8:45 a.m. at the Phillips 66 Truck Stop located at the Dyer Exit 20 on the south side of I-40.  The truck stop is on your right just before the Hwy. 64 intersection.  Breakfast and lunch items are available at the truck stop.