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Chisholm Creek Park hike scheduled for bird watchers

Nature lovers wanting close looks at some of Kansas' most colorful birds can do so Wednesday and Thursday mornings with the help of experienced guides.

Patty Marlett and Bob Gress of the Great Plains Nature Center will be leading the hikes through Chisholm Creek Park.

Participants are asked to meet in the Nature Center's parking lot, 6232 E. 29th Street North, at 7 a.m.

Gress said the hikes should finish at about 9 a.m.

The tours will pay special attention to birds just returning from winter migrations and those currently moving northward through Kansas.

Tuesday's hike found many indigo buntings and cedar waxwings.

Ongoing migrations could have several kinds of warblers in the park.

The hike is free. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars.

For more information, call 316-683-5499.

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