Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween Greenbelt Field Trip (Saturday, Oct. 31), 8 a.m.

The weather forecast for Saturday (Halloween!) looks good and the City has plowed the Greenbelt, where the Laramie Audubon Society will hold our final Fall field trip of 2020.  We will start from the Optimist Park parking lot (West Garfield Street) at 8 a.m.  If you are late, head south on the path, as we will probably start out in that direction. 

The Greenbelt is a flat, paved, accessible pathway and therefore should be suitable for all birders, including families with young children and those who prefer walking on relatively uniform surfaces.  

Numerous species of ducks have been sighted along the Greenbelt in the past few days, including Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, and American Widgeon.  Other reported species include Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Pied-billed Grebe, various sparrows (Lincoln's, White-crowned, White-throated, and Song), and many others. 

We expect to spend several hours birding, but attendees are free to leave at any time. Please remember to bring plenty of warm clothing, binoculars/scope (if available), sun protection, water, snacks, etc. And your friends are always welcome, too!

Covid-19 Considerations: Attendees at events (including field trips) are required to wear masks and to remain mindful of social distancing.  We will not be organizing carpools for the foreseeable future. PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING US AT (this is to allow for contact tracing if necessary and to provide us with time to plan in the case of a potential huge turnout)!

Membership Reminder: LAS memberships expired on September 30th. If you haven't already, please take a moment to renew your membership either via the link to the right or via U.S. Mail (or, if you are receiving this post via email, using this link: Thank you for your ongoing support!

Song Sparrow photographed at the Greenbelt by Laramie Audubon member Laurel Armstrong.

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