Announcing the 2018 Spring River Gorge Birding Hike

Spring begins with sights and songs of our returning feathered friends! Join local birding experts Dave Zumeta and Lee Pfannmuller to look for migrating and returning spring birds along the Mississippi River Gorge on Saturday, May 5, 7:00-10:00 am. We can sometimes find over 50 species during our annual spring hike in the Mississippi Flyway. Over 170 species have been observed in this area, and the best time to see and hear them is May!

Novices and experienced birders all welcome. Bring your binoculars (or let us know you need a pair) and a water bottle. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking the river’s bluffs and banks

The hike is free, but registration is required as the number of participants is limited. Each individual  may register up to three (3) additional people. Registration will open Monday, April 2nd and will close when capacity is reached. After registration is closed, you will have the option to sign-up for a waiting list.  To register for the hike, click here:

This event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council’s River Gorge Committee.