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Metro Atlanta Birding Hike by the Chattahoochee
|Event Location:||Cochran Shoals lot, just off I-285 in NW Atlanta.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 21 2011 8:00 am >> Sat, May 21 2011 11:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, May 18 2011 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, May 20 2011 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
OVERVIEW: The lovely and easy-to-access Cochran Shoals unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is one of metro Atlanta's most popular places among joggers, dog-walkers and exercise hikers. Less well known is the fact that the park's riverside forests and wetlands provide an excellent habitat and flyway both for migrating birds and year-round resident species. The quiet early morning hours of mid-May are a perfect time for observing great blue herons, ducks, geese, kingfishers, hawks, rare migrating warblers, scarlet tanagers, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds, indigo buntings and other songbirds. Although we’ll be literally “getting up with the birds” for this 8:00 AM event sponsored by the Atlanta Audubon Society, we’re sure to enjoy not only the numerous birds and other wild critters, but also the park's botanical and aquatic beauty at this rarely relished time of day.
|How to Get There:|
IF DRIVING EASTWARD on I-285 from the I-75 INTERCHANGE in NW ATLANTA:
IF DRIVING WESTWARD on I-285 from SANDY SPRINGS, SPAGHETTI JCN, etc:
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
$3 Daily Parking Fee payable in self-service envelope with rear-view mirror receipt (unless you display a valid National Parks annual pass).
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.