Field Trip – Gillam Park and Little Rock Audubon Center (LRAC) – May 11 🗓

 Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Gillam Park in the far parking lot.  Join our field trip to celebrate 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.  This is a great opportunity to add several new species to your year or life list.  Gillam has excellent 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.  GPS: 34.698684, -92.264514