Atlanta Audubon Society Field Trip / Bird Walk – Murphey Candler Park

Date(s): Apr 19, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Atlanta Audubon Society Field Trip / Bird Walk - Murphey Candler Park

4th Bird Walk Field Trip @ MCP in 2018.  This promises to be in line with Spring Migration

Leader: Mary Kimberly Cell contact morning of walk: 404.308.6279

Jan 25 event found 35 different bird species within MCP – Feb 22 found 34 species with the wonderful, warm weather bringing out the songbirds.

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. Please do not bring your dog.

This site can be especially good for beginning birders. Some of the trail is level, but there are several steep spots and a number of 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. Northside Hospital pier at the SE parking lot


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