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Clayton County Water hosts Audubon birdwatchers

The Clayton County Water Authority’s forests, wetlands, reservoirs and wastewater holding ponds, provide a habitat that is known by birdwatchers throughout the country as the best birding site in the metro-Atlanta area for a combination of songbirds, raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the authority’s Newman Wetlands Center will host an Atlanta Audubon Birdwatching field trip, from 8 a.m., to 11 a.m. Participants can learn to identify common and unusual winter birds and waterfowl of this area. Birders of all experience levels are welcome.

Children, 9 and older, may participate with parental guidance. Binoculars are recommended. The trip includes the Newman Center and the Huie holding ponds.

The birding field trip will be led by Iris Schumacher and Anne McCallum. Participation is free and reservations are not required. The group will meet at the outside bulletin board at the Wetlands Center.

The center is located at 2755 Freeman Road, in Hampton.

For more information or directions, call (770) 603-5603, or visit www.ccwa.us.