April Oxbow Trip

By the third week of April spring will be in full swing and this winters weather forgotten. The focus of this trip will be spring migration and the season will be well advanced by this date. April is smack dab in the middle of spring migration (March thru May) and numerous species of birds either begin or continue their northward movements during this month. Because of this, a great diversity of birds should be seen on this trip. Waterfowl, herons and egrets, gulls and terns, raptors, shorebirds and returning songbirds (including a few warblers) are all expected and likely to be found.

Our trip leader Darlena Graham is a long time Oxbow advocate and is an excellent and experienced birder. Her birding skills and knowledge of the Oxbow will most certainly assure a good morning afield. Depending on weather conditions the day of the trip, Darlena may decide to spend some time at Lost Bridge or at Shawnee Lookout, both sites important parts of the Oxbow area.

This field trip will include mostly level, slow-paced walking. Muddy spots are always likely in the Oxbow so appropriate footwear is advised. Come on out and join Darlena for what should be a very pleasant morning walk with signs of spring everywhere we look. Feel free to contact Darlena if you have any questions.

To reach the Oxbow, take I-275 to the Lawrenceburg, Indiana exit. Turn left onto U.S. 50 at the end of the exit ramp, and proceed about a hundred yards. Turn left onto an unmarked road just past the Shell station. Turn right at the “T” intersection, then left to the meeting spot at the next “T”.

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