The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society and the Oconee River Land Trust will be hosting a birdwalk at 8am at the Beech Haven tract off West Broad Street in athens. Birders of all levels are invited to attend.
"Beech Haven is an ecological and archeological treasure hidden away in the middle of Athens. The Middle Oconee River, streams, hardwood forest, and several open areas provide diverse bird habitat. Evidence of the site as an early 1900's era family retreat abound in stone structures, an Arts and Crafts style house, and grown-over formal gardens. Slated for public use, the land is protected by Athens-Clarke County and the Oconee River Land Trust."
Parking is in the back of Beech Haven Baptist Church (2390 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606). Plan to arrive on time, as it will be difficult to find the group once the walk begins. There are no facilities on-site.
Our bird walks are open to the public. We typically run 3-4 hours though birders may leave at their convenience. Easy to moderate walking. Please dress for the weather, wear practical shoes, bring insect repellent and snacks/water as desired.
If you have any questions please contact Ed Maioriello at email@example.com or 706-296-5275.
IMPORTANT NOTE: On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure or parking problem). If you plan to attend a birdwalk, ALWAYS check www.oconeeriversaudubon.org the night before for updates.