Three days of hikes this week will be in Rocky Mountain National Park. One day will travel to Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Program will have walks daily with two days spent hiking up to five miles round trip to access birding locations. Minor modifications to the schedule or the order of activities may be made due to weather or other circumstances.
Restaurant meal with several entree choices
After dinner we'll have introductions and talk about the plan for our week ahead. This week's program will focus on Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Different elevations in the park and refuge support very different wildlife and birdlife communities. Target birds for this program are: American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Cinnamon Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Dusky Grouse, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe. Western Grebe, White Pelican, American Bittern, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Swainson's Hawk, Prairie Falcon, American Avocet, Willet, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Gray Jay, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, American Dipper, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, MacGillivray's Warbler, Wilson's warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Lark Bunting, Lark Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-capped Rosy Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch.