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Kautz Road Woodlots

This site is a restricted area and is currently not open to the public. There are two woodlots worth noting on this road. The more northerly woodlot is adjacent to the southeast section of the Main Injector Ring and is called Girl Scout Woods. Great Horned Owls will utilize this woods as a nesting site. Eastern Screech-Owls have used this site in the past but have become difficult to detect in more recent times. The woods are worth checking in migration or in the winter. This used to be a favorite woodlot to walk but a noisy transformer has been installed on the east side of the woods that is very annoying to birders and most likely to birds as well.

In winter there is a chance to find woodpeckers, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow and Pine Siskin.

The other woodlot is further south, almost at the end of Kautz Road and is called (NNNNNNN). In the past this has also been an area worth checking for the resident owl species as well as woodland woodpeckers. In spring migration this woods can be good for warblers in particular along the wetter, southern edge of the woods. Late fall and into winter this woods may have Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush and a variety of sparrows in the brush along the perimeter including Fox, White-throated and White-crowned.

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