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Fort River Refuge

May 29, 2019

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte NWR

May is a great birding month at the centrally located Fort River Division of the Conte NWR in Hadley.  A nice variety of Spring migrants and breeding species are possible including Northern Harrier, Black and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Willow, Least and Great-crested Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos, Barn Swallow, Wood and Swainson’s Thrush, Veery, Brown Thrasher, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Indigo Bunting and numerous other warbler species.  The 1.2 mile Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks and has occasional benches for resting.  Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628) in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Road, Hadley.  You may also contact Janice Jorgensen (413-585-0145) for details.  (E/M)

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