Black Friday: Opt Outside! Bird Walk @ Southwest Nature Preserve
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Annual Bird Migration is under way. See what new visitors have arrived at the preserve.

Master Birder Walt Berk will lead us in a bird walk at the Preserve.
Topics include:
* Bird anatomy as it pertains to field identification
* Types of birds common to this region during this season
* Basic ecology, habitat associations and behaviors
Bring binoculars and walking shoes. We will visit several areas of the preserve during the two-hour walk. Meet in the parking lot.
 Among common migratory arrivals in November are gadwalls, American wigeons, mallards, Northern shovelers, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, pied-billed grebes, American coots, red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks, robins, field sparrows, song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, yellow-rumped warblers, orange-crowned warblers, dark-eyed juncos, ring-billed gulls, belted kingfishers, ruby-crowned kinglets and American goldfinches.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve and the City of Kennedale. As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Great Backyard Bird Count @ Southwest Nature Preserve
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Join birdwatchers worldwide as we count birds to gather real-time data on the health of populations by species. This data is an important snapshot of whether species are in decline, stable or expanding. It is an important research tool for environmental scientists. All ages and skill levels welcome.
Bring your binoculars and footwear and clothing suitable for the season. This is our 13th bird count at the Southwest Nature Preserve.  Starts from the parking lot.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.