We will head to Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge near Walden, Colorado, this Saturday, May 6. Meet at 8:00 am at Coal Creek Coffee downtown to caffeinate and carpool. The drive to Walden is about one and a half hours via Hwy 230 to Walden CO with stops along the way at Sodergreen Lake west of Laramie and Walden Reservoir in Colorado. Vicki Henry (307-760-9518) will be leading the trip; call if you have questions, and have her number on hand in case you get separated from the caravan.
We will look for shorebirds and waterfowl in breeding plumage, raptors
and grassland birds. We may get lucky and see the Western Grebes in
courtship display running across the water at Walden Reservoir. At the
refuge, there is a hiking/interpretive trail through wetlands where we should see swallows, wrens, warblers, and perhaps a moose. Be sure
to bring plenty of snacks and water since this is a lengthy trip. It is
possible to eat lunch in Walden after the field trip. We should return
to Laramie by 2 pm, but participants
in their own vehicles are welcome to leave at any time.