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East Fork SP South Beach, Matt Maupin Pv
Cincy Hikes November Bird Walk
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.
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
East Fork SP South Beach, Matt Maupin Pv, Park Rd 2, Bethel, OH 45106, 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 430 species in North America, 325 in Ohio, and over 500 species worldwide. In November, we will head to East Fork State Park in Clermont County. From I-275, take the exit for SR 125 east toward Amelia. Follow the signs for East Fork SP beach and turn left at the park entrance, Bantam Rd. (labeled SR 222 on the right). Take the first left into the park, and turn left at the sign for the beach. Take that to the bottom of the hill for beach parking. We will spend some time together looking at gulls and waterbirds. We are likely to see loons, grebes, and cormorants as well as some waterfowl using my spotting scope. This is one of the premier spots in the area for Bald Eagles, and we might see one if we are lucky. The short trail east of the beach is good for woodpeckers and other woodland birds. From here we will caravan a short distance to walk the Prairie Trail for sparrows and other field birds. I intend to spend about 3 hours total between the two sites.
THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE TIME CHANGE, SO DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK THE NIGHT BEFORE SO YOU DON'T MISS THIS HIKE!!
Trail Leader Name: Kathi Hutton
Time: 9:00am Standard Time (not Daylight Savings Time!)
Park: Miami East Fork State Park
Trail: South Beach, beach trail, and Prairie Trail
Meeting Place: Matt Maupin Shelter at the South Beach of East Fork State Park
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.
*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.
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