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Early Bird(ing) Hike Recap

Last Saturday we had a great birding hike with Josiah Lavender of Wild Birds Unlimited at an ORLT easement in Jackson County. We are so thankful to Josiah for sharing his wealth of knowledge and his enthusiasm. We wish him best of luck as he graduates from UGA this month!

Josiah had the following message to share after the hike:

"What an awesome morning! We saw and heard 62 species--more than I've ever recorded on a WBU bird walk. The highlights included watching a female Prothonotary Warbler build her nest, a Cattle Egret flyover, singing Eastern Meadowlarks, brief looks at two stunning male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, a beaver swimming in the wetland... the list could go on. Thank you again to Oconee River Land Trust for making this happen, to the property owners for opening their farm, and to both for protecting such productive wildlife habitat. I hope you were able to see just how crucial conscientious stewardship of private land is for bird conservation."

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