An im-peck-able itinerary

Downey Woodpecker • Photo by Jack Doyle

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will lead a beginner-friendly birding walk through the Villages natural area and Roads End Sate Park this Friday, July 13.

The group will be looking and listening for summer visitors such as warblers and Swainson’s thrush, as well as woodlands and open-meadow resident raptors and small perching birds. The trek will take participants downhill past the Sal La Sea wetlands to see swallows and to the parking lot at Roads End State Park to look for near-shore birds including brown pelicans and gulls. Depending on group size and interest, the party will either return with an uphill hike or carpool back to the starting point.

This walk is part of a series of birding tours developed by Audubon in partnership with Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City. No registration is required. Binoculars and guidebooks are provided for those who need them.

This two-hour walk will start at 9 am in the parking area on NE West Devils Lake Boulevard. From Highway 101 turn north on NE West Devils Lake Blvd., about a half mile north of Logan Road intersection and head a quarter mile past the open gate. For more information, call 541-992-9720.

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