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Buford trout hatchery hosts guided bird walk May 4
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BUFORD — Spring is a great time to observe many species of colorful birds known as neotropical migrants.
Just north of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division’s Buford Trout Hatchery offers a combination of habitat that is attractive to neotropical migrants, making it the perfect location to spot a beautiful summer tanager or orchard oriole. Bird expert Karen Theodorou will lead a bird walk along the hatchery’s Lincoln Sparrow Trail May 4 at 8 a.m.
Lincoln Sparrow Trail is a half-mile loop that’s easy to walk, and features two wildlife-viewing blinds and an observation deck which overlooks a wetland.
Bird checklists and a limited number of binoculars are available for participants. The walk is intended for individuals and families and is not designed to accommodate large organized groups. The walk is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and should last until 9:30 a.m.
Buford Trout Hatchery is between Cumming and Buford off Georgia Highway 20. For more information, call the hatchery at (770) 781-6888.
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