December 8th, Naked Birding

“Naked” birding is birding without the use of binoculars. This is a unique trip because it is great for both the beginner and the expert: beginners will not have to struggle with optics, and experts can practice identifying species with a minimum of field marks, especially using sound and behavior. Last year was the first year for this trip, and it was a great success. We found species including Red Crossbills, Hooded Merganser, Cackling Goose, and even a Bewick’s Wren. Meet at the parking lot in front of Cafe Ibis (50E, 150N, Logan) at 9:00 AM. Leave the binoculars and spotting scopes at home, or at least in the car! Our exact destinations will be adjusted based on where bird activity is the greatest, but we’ll be somewhere close to Logan. We’ll end around noon.