Bird Watching Project in Gautier
Bird watching is becoming more and more popular every day. A new project could make Gautier a national destination for it. Like building a nest, it’s a team effort that’s now underway by some women builders and others.
News 25’s Gina Tomlinson has the details.
On most days, the gentle song of Mother Nature is free flowing with little interruption. But now, another sound, one of progress, as a team of women builders carry out a project that could make Gautier a national spot for bird watching, a hobby that Councilman Hurley Guillotte says is taking flight across America. “Fish hawks to cranes to blue jays and blue birds.”
What a sight at the Indian Point RV Park, a bird watchers heaven where tourists can stay as long as they like. “He’s got such a gold mine here dealing with the environment and the ecosystem and just by enhancing it just a little bit I think we are going to bring a lot of people to Gautier that wouldn’t have come,” said Guillotte.
The city, park and Moore Community House Women in Construction all flocked together to build trails, viewing stations, and photography areas, including a giant bird blind where people can observe the wildlife without disturbance. Graduate leader of Women in Construction Ashley Burton said, “It’s at a beautiful location and it brings this whole feeling of being at peace.”
Women in Construction say the bird blind will be done on Thursday. “Five or six people can sit in there at one time and take pictures all of different angles or different birds. It’s really something to see,” said Guillotte.
Hopefully within the next few weeks, the project will be complete, giving bird enthusiasts a new venue and place to nest.