Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. Michiana Waterfowl Road Trip. We’ll kick off the field trip season with a search for waterfowl on both sides of the state line. We’ll start in New Buffalo scanning offshore on Lake Michigan. Then we’ll head south to La Porte, where several inland lakes provide good spring waterfowl watching. To wrap up we’ll visit to the Three Oaks ponds. Meet at the New Buffalo Public beach.
Tuesday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. North Lake Park and Lincoln Township Park. This morning we’ll check North Lake for waterfowl and early wetland species. Then we’ll make the short trip to Lincoln Township Beach to walk the entrance road checking for early landbird migrants. Meet at North Lake Township Park.
Saturday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. Woodcock Watch and Owl Prowl. Meet at Love Creek County Park this evening where we hope to see an American Woodcock perform its courtship display flight at dusk. After dark we’ll also do our best to bring one of our resident Eastern Screech or Barred Owls in for a view.
Tuesday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. New Buffalo Area Weekday Birding. This weekday birding outing will start at the New Buffalo Public Beach. After watching for lakeshore migrants we’ll visit a nearby location in search of wetland and/or woodland migrants and wrap up at the Three Oaks Ponds. Meet at the New Buffalo Public Beach.
Saturday, April 4, 1:00 p.m. Three Oaks Afternoon Birding. Afternoon provides the best light for viewing birds on the Three Oaks Ponds. Join us here this afternoon for a relaxed scan of the ducks and other birds present. We’ll have spotting scopes!
Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. Sarett Nature Center. Boardwalk trails, feeders and a diversity of habitats make Sarett a great choice for spring birding. And as an added bonus we’ll make a visit to the nearby Brown Sanctuary, where the marsh could harbor a nice mix of migrant waterfowl. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
For directions to any field trip location, please email Love Creek call (269) 471-2617 at least a day ahead of time.
Photo Credits: Lakeshore Birders, Charley McKelvy; Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Matt Hysell