Birds can be enjoyed with the naked eye, and doing so can challenge birders of all skill levels to become keener observers of various species’ characteristics. On this trip, we’ll walk a loop at Columbia’s Stephens Lake Park to practice observing, listening to, and identifying common winter birds using just our own senses. All skill levels are welcome.

Meet at the upper parking lot (near the playground), accessed from Broadway, at 2:30 p.m. You can bring binoculars if you wish, but their use will be de-emphasized. Total walking distance will be a ~1–1.5 miles loop on paved trails.

Contact trip leader Joanna Reuter with any questions.