Sun, Feb 26|
Chilo Lock 34 Park & Museum Parking Lot
Cincy Hikes Bird Walk at Crooked Run Nature Preserve
Crooked Run Nature Preserve is 77 acres along the Ohio River in southeast Clermont County. The property consists of woods, a meadow, observation blinds along Crooked Run, and wetlands. Winter birding here offers opportunities from ducks to raptors to six species of woodpeckers.
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2023, 9:00 AM
Chilo Lock 34 Park & Museum Parking Lot, 521 County Park Rd, Chilo, OH 45112, USA
About the event
Cincinnati Hikes Bird Hike
Have you ever been hiking and wondered “What’s that bird?” Here’s your chance to start learning the birds you may see and hear locally. No experience is required, the only thing needed is an interest in birds. Bird walks are different than hikes. We will walk slowly, looking and listening, with frequent stops as we attempt to get all eyes on the birds. Our goal is not to get to a destination, but to enjoy the journey. Your guide will be Kathi Hutton, a resident of the Cincinnati area for 35 years. Kathi started birding when she identified her first White-crowned Sparrow in her backyard in 1994. She currently has a Life List of 432 species in North America, 325 in Ohio, and over 500 species worldwide. Crooked Run Nature Preserve is 77 acres along the Ohio River in southeast Clermont County. The property consists of woods, a meadow, observation blinds along Crooked Run, and wetlands. Winter birding here offers opportunities from ducks to raptors to six species of woodpeckers. Mammals can also be found, including mink and river otters on occasion. It is my favorite part of the Cincinnati area.
Trail Leader Name: Kathi Hutton
Park: Crooked Run Nature Preserve
Trail: Loop trail, meadow trail
Meeting Place: Parking lot for Chilo Lock #34 museum and visitors center.
Mileage: 1 -1.5 miles
Pace (See notes): Beginners
Trail Rating (easy, moderate, hard): Easy
Dogs allowed?: No
Other notes including trail conditions or equipment recommended?: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks. Loaner binoculars are available on all my bird walks. Heated restrooms on site.
*Note: Beginners Pace is 1+ mph, Intermediate is 2+ mph, Speedy 3+ mph, or Runners 4+ mph.
Where dogs are permitted they must be leashed and kept under the owners control.
Please rsvp accordingly. If you can no longer attend a Cincy Hike, please change your status by replying to your RSVP email or filling out a contact form on the website. You can communicate that you’re running behind via the same methods or you can write on the wall of the Facebook event.
Please bring a mask for when you cannot Socially Distance responsibly.
Cincinnati Hikes is just a group of friends that hike together. We are not responsible for you or your experience. When hiking with us you understand that you're hiking your own hike ✌️. By joining our hike you and your party are agreeing to the Legal Liability that can be found at cincinnatihikes.com.