On Saturday, we went bird watching with a group from the Audubon Society and the Olmstead Parks. It was truly an enlightening experience. The guides who led the walk had a great deal of knowledge on local birds and habitat. Western New York and the Niagara River region is a destination for many birds on their migration route to and from Canada. On our short walk we saw blue herons, great egrets, swallows, robins, gulls, geese and other local species.
Many of the participants on this walk were veteran bird watchers who also shared their expertise with us novices. The shared experiences about birds, birding and their bird watching travels around the world. This was a very enjoyable way to send a Saturday morning in May. We plan on attending more of the upcoming birding classes and spend more time on our own watching of our fair feathered friends.