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      Salem Audubon Birding: Minto Brown Island Park in Salem

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      December 11, 2019

      Wednesday   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      2200 Minto Island Road Southwest
      Salem, Oregon 97302

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      Salem Audubon Birding: Minto Brown Island Park

      This is the first of 3 winter months for bird census and it is the signature time for the Christmas Bird Count. This specific date and Minto-Brown Field Trip is a day of effort to canvas the species just prior to the Count day, this year to be held on Saturday, December 14 . Minto-Brown is the #4 Sector of our Salem Audubon Circle, which has 10 Sectors in and around Salem with the State Capitol as the center. This Field Trip date begins what is termed as Count Week, which is a window of time lasting through the following Tuesday. It is an important event, as it begins the census identification of species present in the winter months and relevant for the defined Salem Circle of the Salem Christmas Count. It is a snapshot of population, weather, and habitat that birds are seeking, and a time for teams to count each bird. It is important because Minto-Brown is an area of 1200 plus acres substantially in Sector 4 that is usually accessible. The access, and the number of loops to be walked, make it a remarkable park for birders. Plan to join this Field Trip for the opportunity to count our feathered friends for the upcoming Count. Expect a wide variation of resident and wintering migrant species

      Meet at 8:00 AM at parking lot #3 (the last parking lot in the park). Dress for the weather, bring snacks and water, and wear appropriate footwear for uneven trails and considerable walking. We will plan to finish by noon.

      NOTE: Be aware that there have been several cars broken into in the parking lot in the past few months, so don’t leave anything of value in your car while on the walk.

      Directions: From River Road S, turn west at the signal at Minto Island Road and proceed to the last parking lot.

      Cost: Free -

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