The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will be heading north to Nestucca Wildlife Refuge this Saturday, April 13, and is inviting everyone to come along.
Mark Elliott will lead a excursion along the new 2.2-mile Two Rivers Nature Trail, which boasts a sweeping viewpoint of the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers. The trail is moderately difficult based on elevation changes and uneven terrain.
A multitude of habitats — including pastures, grasslands, woodlands, tidal marsh and mudflats, as well as freshwater bogs and forest — are found in this beautiful refuge, which supports 10 percent of the world population of dusky Canada geese. The group will also be on the lookout for varied and hermit thrush, a variety of sparrows, Northern pygmy owl, raptors and waterfowl.
The group will meet at 9 am in the lower parking lot of the refuge. Travel north on Highway 101 from Lincoln City and turn west at the refuge entrance on Christensen Road.
No prior birding experience is required and binoculars and guidebooks will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather.
For a list of upcoming field trip descriptions, go to http://lincolncityaudubon.org and mark your calendar for the next Lincoln City Bird Walk on Friday, April 26, to Cutler City Natural Area and Josephine Young Park.