Experience peak bird migration at the River Preserve County Park


GOSHEN, Ind. — Millions of birds fly south to their wintering grounds in early September, the peak of the migration season.

The Wednesday Birdwalk takes place September 7 from 8-11 a.m. at Benton Dam in the River Preserve County Park.

River Preserve County Park provides a crucial stopping point for migrating birds to rest and refuel.

This interpretive hike will be led by local bird guide Annie Aguirre.

“Many people think spring migration is the best time to see birds, but fall can be just as exciting. On a good hike in the reserve, we might encounter over 20 species of warblers, not to mention rare birds not normally found in our area, so there are surprises around every corner,” says Aguirre.

The event is free and open to everyone from 8 years old.

No registration is required.

Hikers will meet at Benton Dam in River Preserve County Park, one mile south of US-33 on CR 31 in Goshen.

The group will leave at 8 am sharp

Elkhart County Parks offers bird walks the first Wednesday of each month from 8-10 am.

For the rest of 2022, the events take place:

  • October 5 at Kum Mol Rie Hut in Bonneyville Mill County Park
  • November 2 at Ox Bow Haus Shelter in Ox Bow County Park
  • December 7 at Briar Patch Hut in Bonneyville Mill County Park

For more information or to learn about upcoming programs and park activities, visit elkhartcountyparks.org.


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