Monday, April 28, 2014

Field Trip Arapaho NWR, Walden CO, May 3, 7:30am

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where: Meet at Coal Creek Coffee, downtown Laramie, at 7:30am to caffeinate and carpool to Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge near Walden, Colorado.

Saturday is predicted to be a beautiful spring day while we travel to the refuge and other lakes near Walden CO, about 1.5 hours from Laramie.  Trip could take longer with many stops along the way.  We will look for waterfowl migrants and residents, shorebirds, raptors, birds in the short-grass and long-grass prairie, sagebrush ecosystem birds, riparian birds, and large mammals such as moose, deer and elk.  Sophie Osborn and Vicki Henry will co-lead this trip which is scheduled to last many hours but anyone may leave early if they have their own vehicle.

Swainson's Hawk - Albany Co., WY

Be sure to gas up ahead of time.  Bring plenty of snacks, a lunch possibly, and water.  Don't forget your binoculars and spotting scope if you have one.

Last year we were able to see the Western Grebes in their unusual mating ritual displays.  We hope to see them again this year.

Western Grebe - Albany Co., WY

Call 307-760-9518 or 307-742-6138 for more information.

Note: all photos in this post are © Shawn Billerman

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