Sarah Dobney holding binocularsPhD student Sarah Dobney will lead a sunrise birding event Saturday in LaSalle.

Early birders invited to enjoy guided walk

A doctoral student of integrative biology will lead a guided birding walk Saturday, Sept. 9, at Brunet Park in LaSalle.

Sarah Dobney developed a love of birds at a young age and is now pursuing graduate studies in the vocal behaviour of savannah sparrows. She says one of her favourite things about birds is that there is always something new and fascinating to learn.

Presented by the Friends of Ojibway Prairie, the sunrise event begins at 7 a.m. Dobney invites attendees to bring binoculars, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing — and consider insect repellant.

The event is free and registration is not required but encouraged for planning purposes, and to communicate any changes due to weather conditions. Find details and register on the event website.