February Oxbow Field Trip

Early spring waterfowl migration will be the primary focus of this trip as many species of waterfowl (ducks, geese and swans) migrate through the Oxbow in large numbers every spring. Late February is also a great time to find large numbers of Bald Eagles in the Oxbow area.

A diverse assemblage of other seasonal residents and early spring migrant species can be expected, including hawks, gulls, grebes, herons and numerous songbirds. Even Sandhill Cranes are possible.

Our trip leader, Joe Bens, knows the Oxbow area inside and out. He doesn’t miss much, so we can expect to find a wide variety of birds. Joe plans to visit several Oxbow locations to better our chances of finding a wide variety of species depending on accessibility and water conditions as flooding is normal in the Oxbow at this season.

Join Joe for a morning of wildlife viewing in the Oxbow. Mud and cold weather are guaranteed, so dress appropriately. This morning trip should end before noon. Restrooms are available nearby but NOT in the Oxbow. Contact Joe with any questions regarding the trip.

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 Circle K gas station. Turn right at the “T” intersection, then left to the meeting spot at the next “T”.

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