Sarah DobneyPhD student Sarah Dobney will lead a sunrise birding session Wednesday at Black Oak Heritage Park.

Student to lead sunrise birding session at Black Oak Heritage Park

The early bird may get the worm, but who gets the early bird? Early birders, of course, like those who join doctoral student Sarah Dobney on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 28, for a free guided birding walk at Black Oak Heritage Park.

Offered in partnership with the Friends of Ojibway Prairie, the walk will leave from the Broadway Street parking lot entrance of Black Oak Heritage Park at 7 a.m.

Dobney’s PhD studies focus on the vocal behaviour of savannah sparrows. Having grown up near Long Point, Ontario, she developed a love of birds at a young age and obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph before moving to Windsor to pursue graduate studies. One of her favourite things about birds and biology is that there is always something new and fascinating to learn.

No advance registration is required for Wednesday’s event. Just be sure to dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars. For directions, updates, and additional information, see the “Sunrise Birding at Black Oak” Facebook event page.