A Waterfowl Wayfare Around Green Lane Park
Winter is the time to look for ducks, geese, swans, and gulls on the waters of Green Lane Reservoir, a place known for attracting interesting and unusual waterfowl. Join guide Andrew Dolan on an exploration of this expansive area to see what we might find.
We will travel by car to three (or more) different hotspots around the three bodies of water that comprise this Audubon Important Bird Area: Green Lane Reservoir (814 acres), Deep Creek Lake (38 acres) and Knight Lake (26 acres).
There will be minimal walking on this trip as much of the time will be spent at different observation points where we will scan the waters and shoreline of the park with our binoculars and spotting scopes. Carpooling will be encouraged for those who are comfortable doing so (masks are suggested for those who do) as some of the parking areas around the lake are small and can be crowded.
We will meet at the Morrow Pavilion parking lot (2150 Green Lane Rd, 18054) by the tennis courts. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Dress warmly – the breeze off the water is often quite blustery and cold. There are restroom facilities available at two or more of the stops including the first one.