Sitka National Historical Park hosts winter bird walk on Saturday, Dec. 12

Winter Bird Walk Poster 2015 (2)

WesternSandpiperAre you interested in viewing, identifying and learning about Sitka’s winter bird residents? Do you need a refresher before participating in the Christmas Bird Count?

If so, you are in luck! People of all ages and levels of birdwatching experience are invited to participate in a free winter bird walk from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Sitka National Historical Park. Participants will meet inside the Visitor Center and then explore the park viewing birds throughout the park’s various ecosystems.

Interested parties should dress warmly and be prepared to spend the majority of their time outside in variable weather conditions. Participants who have binoculars are encouraged to bring them. A limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available for participants to borrow during the event.

For more information, please contact Ryan Carpenter at (907) 747-0121 or at ryan_p_carpenter@nps.gov.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more about Sitka National Historical Park at http://www.nps.gov/sitk or visit the park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.

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