Join us for a night time birding hike with the Valparaiso University Biology Professor Dr. Laurie Eberhardt, a Behavioral Ecologist who has studied plant-bird interactions. April is migratory season, so it is a fleeting opportunity to see rare species passing through. We will listen as birds sing their evening songs, tuck in to roost and finally end with the night birds coming out.
A species of particular interest we may sight or hear is the American woodcock (Scolopax minor), a somewhat uncommon, primarily ground dwelling bird. Many areas of Gabis Arboretum have been restored with the intent of attracting the American woodcock.
We will have 5 golf cart seats available for those with mobility impairments but would still like to participate in the program. If you would like to reserve the golf cart seats, please let us know, as it will be first come first serve.
Program is free. Admission fees must be paid at gate for non-members.
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