[Bristol-Birds] Rankin IMBD canoe tour
- From: michael sledjeski <mtnsylva@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:05:35 -0400
Leslie Gibbens & I will be leading canoe tours of Rankin Bottoms on Saturday, May 8 at 8:30 & 11:00 A.M. We have a limited number of canoes, or space on board, available for those who don't have their own canoe or kayak.
We'll be exploring the riparian edges and interior of the flooded forest of the the Wildlife Observation Area and neighboring tracts. The region has a singular swamp-like quality and attracts a wide variety of birds, and other wildlife. High numbers of great egrets, green herons, wood ducks, ospreys, cormorants and prothonotary warblers are the norm. On or about May 8, we typically find 7 or 8 shorebird species; rarities include black-necked stilts and glossy ibises.
More information and directions can be found at http://www.tnbirds.org/birdfinding/RankinBottoms.htm http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/watchareadetails.cfm?uid=09071610371665372®ion=Rankin_WMA&statearea=East_TennesseeDonations to the Rankin Bottoms Project, which supports activities to promote careful use and to maintain and improve wildlife habitat in the area, will be accepted.
Michael Sledjeski Del Rio TN 423 487 3161
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