Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Murphey Candler Park

Date(s): Feb 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Murphey Candler Park

Bird Walk / Field Trip: Murphey Candler Park (Dekalb County)

Thursday 2/14/19   8:00AM

Murphey Candler Park (DeKalb County)

 

Co-sponsored by Murphey Candler Park Conservancy

Leader: Mary Kimberly

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.308.6279

 

Birding Focus:  Three main habitats (lake, wetlands, mixed woods) provide good species diversity.  We will look for winter residents, including raptors, waterfowl, waders and passerines.  This walk is suitable for adults and children over 14 years of age and can be especially good for beginning birders.  Please do not bring your dog.  Please bring your binoculars.

 

**During the 2017-2018 holidays a Bald Eagle was sighted over a 4-day period around the MCP lake and Nancy Creek.

 

Some of the trail is level, but there are a few steep spots and several stretches where the surface is uneven from exposed tree roots, etc.  Many parts of the trail are muddy and/or slippery after rains; plan your footwear accordingly.  Restrooms are available at the SW corner of the park, near the baseball fields.

 

Directions and parking: From I-285 on the north side of Atlanta, take Exit 29. Go south on Ashford Dunwoody Rd. about 0.95 mile, then turn left onto W. Nancy Creek Dr. NE. Drive 0.6 mile to the second parking area on your left, across the dam and at the SE corner of the lake.

 

Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS: 33.909397, -84.322476.

 

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