The Wilton Land Trust is having its monthly bird walk this Sunday, May 6, at the Gregg Preserve, from 8-9:30 a.m..  These walks are part of the Land Trust’s Big Year, an attempt to see 200 or more bird species in Wilton in 2018.

This should be one of the best bird walks of the year, according to Tom Burgess, Land Trust board member.

“We are in the middle of the spring migration, when warblers, vireos, tanagers, and other species are flying back from Central and South America. In many cases, the only time to see these birds in Wilton is in May and September, as they fly from their summer and winter homes. The birds rely on our forests and open spaces to rest and refuel during their amazing journey.”

The Gregg Preserve is the largest Land Trust preserve, a total of approximately 75 acres of protected land. The walk will be led by Wilton resident and expert birder Joe Bear. Participants can meet at the end of Mayapple Rd., and should bring binoculars and good walking shoes. The walk will start promptly at 8 a.m.. In case of bad weather, call 203.451.2516 to see if the walk is on.

pictured above:  a Scarlet Tanager, one of many migrants on the hope-to-see list