Wilton birders, nature lovers, and hikers have the opportunity to see an array of birds on Saturday, May 6 when the Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club and Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA) collaborate to provide a two-hour birding walk at Allen’s Meadow in the peak of migration season.

The walk is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m..

Joe Bear, Wilton resident and an Audubon guide, will lead the birding walk, as he has done for the past two seasons. The walk is special in its timing, making it possible to view unusual and colorful birds on their return trips to their native habitat. Allen’s Meadow is a premier flyway for migration and provides excellent viewing.

Allen’s Meadow is located just north of Wilton High School on Rte. 7. Drive into the recreation area and park at the north end of the parking lot, nearest the Community Gardens. The walk will start at that location.

All are welcome. Dogs are not permitted on this walk to ensure the birds are not disturbed. Interested walkers are asked to pre-register via email in case of weather cancellation. Bring binoculars if available, and cameras to take photographs. To avoid ticks, wear a long sleeved shirt with long pants tucked into socks, and consider using a repellent with DEET.