Northern Neck Audubon Society to hold Hughlett Point bird walk this weekend

The Northern Neck Audubon Society is calling all bird lovers to Northumberland County this weekend.

The society will hold a bird walk at the Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve at 9 a.m. on Saturday, according to a news release from the organization.

The Hughlett Point preserve lies on a peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay and offers opportunities for viewing birds and wildlife on coastal forest, shrub, salt marsh and beach habitats, according to the news release.

Possible sightings include bald eagles, osprey, merlins, pine and yellow-rumped warblers, royal and Forster terns, dunlins, brown pelicans, great egrets, American black ducks, mergansers, buffleheads, loons, spotted and semipalmated sandpipers, semipalmated plovers, brown creepers, Eastern phoebes, catbirds, swamp and white throated sparrows, belted kingfishers, flickers, and ruby crowned kinglets.

Those attending should meet in the parking lot at the Hughlett Point Preserve at 9 a.m. The address is 5411 Balls Neck Road in Kilmarnock.

There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available. Bird walks and programs are always open to the public.

For cancellations and additional information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society, upcoming bird walks and programs, visit northernneckaudubon.org.

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