Published on May 20th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin0
Niagara Gorge Birdwatching Hike
Date(s) – 05/20/2017
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
Spring bird migration is in full swing in Western New York. On Saturday, May 20, the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a birdwatching hike in the Niagara Gorge from 8am to 10am. Attendees will look for colorful songbirds as they pass through the region on their way to their breeding grounds. The Niagara River is famous for its gulls and other migrating birds and is a globally significant Important Bird Area, a designation shared with Yellowstone and the Everglades!
The hike will be led by Tom Kerr, Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist. Birders of all levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome to attend. Attendees should bring binoculars and wear sturdy footwear. This is a strenuous hike and attendees should be prepared to hike up and down steep steps and on difficult terrain.
The hike is free and open to the public, but space is limited and attendees must register in advance online at www.wnylc.org/events or by calling the Land Conservancy at (716) 687-1225. The Land Conservancy will share directions and parking instructions with everyone who registers for the event.