On Saturday, May 26, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk in Kilmarnock at the new Town Centre Park at 201 N. Main Street and Baylor Park Nature Trail. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Centre Park. Baylor Park, a Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, is named for Dr. Richard Baylor, the founder and devoted physician of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic. This lovely park includes a half mile long nature trail that follows along the southern edge of Norris Pond and its vast non-tidal wetlands.
Located at 412 N Main Street on the northern edge of Kilmarnock on Route 3, Baylor Park is 3/10ths of a mile past the stoplight at Old Fair Grounds Way, the Wal-Mart shopping plaza. The entrance to the parking lot is on the right just before you get to the bottom of the hill.
Among the possible sightings are Killdeer, Laughing Gulls, Mourning doves, Chimney Swifts, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Eastern Blue Birds, Eastern Kingbirds, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Chipping Sparrows, Black-and-white, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided and Yellow-throated Warblers, Vireos, Acadian Flycatchers, Gnatcatchers, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Belted Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Red-shouldered Hawks, Osprey and Bald Eagles.
There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available. For cancellations, additional information and activities of NNAS, visit www.northernneckaudubon.org.