Join our field trip and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), experiencing the excitement of spring migration. At least four thousand different species of birds are moving from their southern wintering grounds to their northern summer nesting sites. It will be a great day to be outside enjoying nature. This birding trip is also a BirdAR Birdathon team. This is a fun, friendly competition among the teams to raise money for bird conservation in Arkansas, sponsored by Audubon Arkansas. Donate to the team by going to ar.audubon.org/birdathon/asca.
Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Gillam Park in the far parking lot. It’s moderate walking on fairly level, but possibly muddy trails. Gillam is great for spring warblers. Once finished at Gillam, we’ll head to Industrial Harbor Road and the David D. Terry Lock & Dam area to look for Western Kingbirds, Bobolinks, spring warblers, 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 south from Little Rock. Merge onto I-440 going towards the airport. Take Exit 1-Springer Road. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Springer Road. Go approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Gillam Park Road. Follow it into the park to the last parking lot.
Coordinates: 34.7068, -92.2560