The Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) birdwalk is scheduled for Thursday, October 20. The JBLM Eagles Pride GC birders meet the third Thursday of each month at 8:00AM. Starting point is Bldg # 1514, Driving Range Tee, Eagles Pride Golf Course, I-5 Exit 116, Mounts Road Exit. When you turn into the course entrance, take an immediate left onto the road to the driving range - that's where we meet.
Also, to remind folks that haven't been here before, you don't need any ID to attend these birdwalks. Hope you're able to make it!
Here's the announcement carried in JBLM Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (our sponsor) calendar:
Join us on a bird walk through Eagle's Pride Golf Course every 3rd Thursday of the month.
The starting point is Bldg #1514, Driving Range<https://goo.gl/maps/m9481bpEMS6FbW2b6
>, I-5 exit 116/Mounts Road exit.
Base clearance is not needed.
When: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Approximate ending - djd)
Pre-registration is not required. Just show up!
Did you know Eagle's Pride Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary?<https://auduboninternational.org/audubon-international-certifies-1000th-golf-course-in-acsp-program/
Eagle's Pride GC is not a small birding site: it consists of about 540 acres including the three 9-hole layouts. Of the acreage, about 60% is forest or undeveloped land. It's a very spread-out area, and our birdwalk takes us along a 3.2-mile trek, crossing or paralleling just a few holes of the course. The habitat is mixed, with Douglas-fir, Garry oak, and vine and big-leaf maples predominating the overstory, with an understory typical of Northwest forests. It's a nice place to bird for forest and edge species. Plus, a couple of ponds and a small lake makes for good water-birding in season.
May all your birds be identified,
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