Sun, Jan 29|
Voice of America Metro Park
Cincy Hikes Bird Walk at Voice of America
"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.
Time & Location
Jan 29, 2023, 9:00 AM
Voice of America Metro Park, 7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069, 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. Please be aware that 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 431 species in North America, 325 in Ohio, and over 500 species worldwide. VOA Park consists mostly of open fields, and in the summer is good for grassland birds like Dickcissel and Bobolinks. In winter, we can expect raptors, sparrows, and some ducks on the lake. Grassy (possibly muddy) paths, paved walking trail along the lake. There is a small wetlands area that could prove interesting, if we are lucky.
Please dress appropriately for the weather, including sturdy shoes. This walk will be canceled for heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, ice or freezing rain.
Trail Leader Name: Kathi Hutton
Park: Voice of America Metro Park
Trail: no trail name
Meeting Place: Ronald Reagan Lodge
Mileage: 2 miles
Pace (See notes): Beginners
Trail Rating (easy, moderate, hard): Easy
Dogs allowed?: No
Other notes including trail conditions or equipment recommended?: Please always remember to bring water and wear proper shoes to your hike.
Directions: Take I-75 to exit 22 (Tylersville Rd), turn east onto Tylersville and continue to Cox Rd. Turn left (north) onto Cox Rd. Turn right onto the park road. Take the first left, go past the sledding hill, lodge is on the right side at the end of the road. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks. Loaner binoculars will be available.
*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.