Its a new year and that can mean only one thing, time to start working on your 2018 bird list! On Feb 3, I will be leading a birding trip with the goal of trying to rack up as many bird as possible in the City of Ashland in one morning.
We will begin a few minutes before sunrise at the North Mountain Park visitor center. From there we will hit the Ashland Ponds and possibly the Imperatrice Propery to add to our raptor list. If time allows we will then head up to the fairy ponds parking lot (I’ve seen Mountain Quail up there recently) and search for coniferous forest birds. I will be open to suggestions for other locations as well if there are specific birds people are looking for or if anyone has any other good hotspots they want to check out. Ashland is home to an amazing array of bird species and this is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your year list or to simply learn more about the wildlife in Ashland.
Hope to see you all out there,