The next Crab Orchard NWR birding outing is scheduled for Sunday February 12, 8:15 AM to
noon. As always, beginning to advanced birders are welcome. The outing is limited to 15
participants, so reserve your spot soon. Call or visit the Refuge Visitor's Center to add your
name to the signup sheet. The tour is led by experienced volunteer birders and binoculars are
available for checkout from the Visitor's Center. We will meet at 8:15 in the Visitor's Center,
have a brief introduction, and board two Refuge vehicles. Stops will be made at several good
viewing sites in both the open and restricted areas, and scopes will be set up for use by all.
This great photo of an American Wigeon was taken by Rosemary Paul.