WM Audubon field trip

Mary Williams, experienced birder, showcases bird species that are found in the White Mountains. The White Mountain chapter of the Audubon Society invites interested birders to join them this Saturday for a field trip to Old Hatchery Trail.

PINETOP — The White Mountain Audubon Society has an October field trip planned for Old Hatchery Trail in Pinetop Saturday, Oct. 19. Participants will meet at 7 a.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department parking lot (2878 E. White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop).

This mixed woodland, riparian trail is less than a two-mile round trip stroll along Billy Creek. It is a natural terrain trail with moderate hills in some places.

Birders could see up to 20 different species including warblers, red-tailed hawks, Stellar Jays, acorn and hairy woodpeckers, pygmy & white-breasted nuthatches, ravens, robins, pine siskins, house finches, house wrens, dark-eyed juncos, mourning doves, and western bluebirds.

Visit the White Mountain Audubon website at www.whitemountainaudubon.org for more information or call Mary Ellen Bittorf at 928-367-2462 or Rob Bettaso at 928-368-8481.

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Laura Singleton is a reporter for the White Mountain Independent, covering Show Low city government, business and education.

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