Our annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park will resume this year on Saturday, April 1 and will continue every Saturday through April and May at 8:00 AM. Meet at the park office. Walks are free, and birders of all levels and ages are welcome. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress warmly -- the weather can be very blustery, especially in April. April walks usually feature waterfowl out on the lake and raptors such as bald eagles and ospreys flying over head. Later in May more land birds will start to arrive, and we will see a colorful assortment of warblers, vireos, orioles, etc. Good binoculars are available for loan if you don't have any.
Migratory ring-necked ducks are often seen during the April bird walks.