Bird watching in Brown County

Get a good taste of Indiana bird-watching and enjoy the beauty of springtime Brown County next weekend during a special presentation on local birds and the park at Brown County State Park.

Those who wish to go on the Spring Migrant Field Trip should meet at 7 a.m. June 3 at the Greenwood Walmart store, 1133 N. Emerson Ave., Greenwood.

Amy Hodson of the Amos Butler Audubon Society chapter and Brown County State Park Naturalist Kashena Hottinger will lead visitors a hike through Brown County State Park.

Target species to see on the hike will be the migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, and flycatchers — specifically, Kentucky, hooded, and worm-eating warblers. The group will hike 2-3 miles through various terrains that could include steep hillsides, so wear appropriate footwear. Hottinger will educate the group during the hike on the history of Brown County State Park and other features of the park to enjoy in addition to birding.

The gate fee is $7 per vehicle.

Participants can expect to return to Indy around 1 p.m. Registration is encouraged but not required.

There is no charge for this event other than the gate fee, and it is open to the public. Questions? Please contact Amy Hodson at