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Georgia International Horse Park

Georgia International Horse Park (Rockdale County)

Leader: Nathan Farnau
Cell contact morning of walk: 404-849-3843

Birding Focus: This property is a patchwork of wetlands, woods, & fields which provide excellent habitat for migrant & breeding songbirds. Prothonotary Warblers, Summer Tanagers, & Red-headed Woodpeckers are usually present in numbers. Late April is the peak period for spring migration, so many species of warblers, thrushes, grosbeaks, flycatchers, and vireos can be found. We'll walk 2-3 miles at a slow pace. It should take ~4 hours.

Parking: The group will meet in the gravel parking lot on Old Costley Mill Rd. (about 0.3 miles north of Centennial Olympic Parkway). GPS: N 33 40.281 W 83 55.994

Directions: From Atlanta, take I-20 East to Exit 82 (Hwy 138). Turn LEFT. Drive 3.7 miles, turn RIGHT on Centennial Olympic Parkway. Drive 2.3 miles, turn LEFT on Old Costley Mill Rd (unsigned, but at the only flashing yellow light). Drive ~0.3 miles to gravel lot on right. Park. NOTE: There are several disjunct areas of the park that are worth birding, so we may move the cars at some point during the field trip.

Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:30am – 3:30pm GMT (no daylight saving)
33.67135, -83.93324 (map)