Field Trip: Timber Point

Leader: David Rankin

Timber Point is a part of the Rachel Carson NWR, located at the mouth of the Little River. It contains a diverse array of habitats, including salt marsh, rocky shoreline, sheltered coves, freshwater swamp, and forest, and provides great habitat for a variety of birds. Waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, sparrows and other early migrants will be in evidence. The trail is about 3/4 mile long and is an easy walk. There is a spur leading out to a small island that is accessible at low tide only.

Meet at Buffleheads Restaurant on Hills Beach. We will car pool to Timber Point (limited Parking) and bird this new addition to the Rachel Carson System. This is York County Audubon’s first field trip to this area so come prepared for surprises.

Contact: Joanne Stevens 883-6475

About Harlequin

Harlequin is a pseudonym for content not attributed to a specific author. It echoes the name of the YCAS newsletter, The Harlequin. Watch for Harlequin Ducks along the rocky portions of the York County coast in winter. ¶ The avatar is by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, who sketched and painted the species during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. ¶ "When we got before the glacier, I saw my first pair of harlequins... the glass showed them plainly to be a ♂ + ♀ histrionicus." — L.A. Fuertes, June 7, 1899
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