Jamestown, N.Y. – The spring migrants are arriving and Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) can help you brush up on or learn your spring bird identification.

Monday through Friday, May 3 – 7, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., you can join an Audubon educator or experienced volunteer to birdwatch on Audubon’s trails. With a different trail each day, both experienced and novice birders have a wide variety of habitats to search for their feathered friends.

The schedule is:

Monday, May 3: Pond edges and Big Pond

Tuesday, May 4: Shrubby wetlands and ponds

Wednesday, May 5: Backyard Birding

Thursday, May 6: Fields and fencerow

Friday, May 7: Young forest and pond edges

Face coverings are required for outdoor programs during which participants cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups; have a face covering available.

Bring a set of binoculars if you have them, or Audubon has some you can borrow. Dress for the weather, especially footwear.

Enrollment is limited to eight people per walk. Reservations are required by the day before and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 or through “Upcoming Programs” at AudubonCNC.org

The Walks are free, but pledges for the May 1 – 9 Birdathon at app.99pledges.com/fund/auduboncnc are appreciated. This year’s Birdathon is raising money to fund the Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship and the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. To learn how to form your own birding team, visit AudubonCNC.org/birdathon

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. While practicing safe social distancing measures, you can enjoy the six miles of trails on the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. 

The Nature Center building includes the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.