Walk Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator
The Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to start learning about birds, or to practice identifying them since the birds at Morton have become accustomed to people visiting the area. Join Crystal as she walks the trails through a forest, by a pond, and ending at the bay looking for Black-capped Chickadees, Wild Turkeys, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, ducks, terns, and many other birds. Crystal will help you to learn the bird’s “field marks” so you can identify the birds when all you have is a quick glance. Binoculars and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States are very helpful. A limited number of binoculars are available to borrow, so please let us know if you need a pair when you sign up. There is a $4 per vehicle parking fee at Morton since it is a National Wildlife Refuge.
Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.