Spring Migration Day Hike set for May 7 in Ferryville

The annual Spring Migration Day Hike to celebrate the migrating birds returning to the Upper Mississippi Flyway region will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the trailhead for Sugar Creek Bluff Natural Area just off North Buck Creek Road in Ferryville, WI. The earlier starting time this year should enable the group to hear and spot more of the migrating warblers.

This is a relatively gradual hike of 1.5 miles round-trip. The halfway point provides an overlook of the Mississippi River. Expert birders will guide hikers in spotting the returning birds.  Ferryville Tourism Council is hosting this hike, with Mississippi Valley Conservancy presenting this event as part of its Linked to the Land series.

Reservations are required and can be completed at www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org, go to the Events section to list names of participants. This hike is free and open to birders of all levels. Emerging wild flowers will also be viewed along the trail.

This special hike is one of the requirements for Ferryville’s status as a Bird City Wisconsin. Ferryville has held this status since 2013 and is proud to be the smallest Bird City in the state. This program requires annual renewal and planning of birding related events.

For questions, call Joanne White at 319-240-5692. Any changes and/or updates will be on Facebook at facebook.com/ferryvillewi.