The first of eight scheduled bird hikes was held last Saturday at Harrington Beach State Park -- along the Lake Michigan shore in Ozaukee County. Long regarded as a bird-watching hot spot, the park lived up to its reputation with more than 60 species recorded during the walk or shortly before and after. You may already have seen Andrea Szymczak's post about the nine warbler species she recorded there. Volunteers from the Milwaukee Audubon Society and the Riveredge Bird Club in nearby Newburg are conducting a series of Saturday morning walks to look for and listen to resident and migrant birds in the park. The 90-minute walks will begin at 7:30 a.m., leaving from the observatory area at Puckett's Pond, and work their way east toward Quarry Lake and the Lake Michigan shore in order to explore a variety of habitat. The walks were conceived to serve users of 65 new campsites at the park, located just east of I-43 and south of County Highway D, but will be open to all park visitors. Standard park entrance fees will apply. Walks will be leisurely and geared to all experience levels; children need to be accompanied by adults. Participants should dress for the weather and insect conditions. A pair of binoculars will make for a much more rewarding experience. If you have a birding field guide, bring it along. Walks will be held on these Saturdays: Aug. 14 Aug. 21 Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Carl Schwartz Fox Point Milwaukee County #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.