Daily walking totals of up to five miles to access birding locations. Minor modifications to the schedule or the order of activities may be made due to weather, optimal birding locations or other circumstances.
Restaurant meal with several entree choices
After dinner we'll go through group introductions and talk about the plans for our upcoming week including some of the birds we'll see. This week's program will focus on Southeastern Colorado's Great Plains & Arkansas River Valley with its grasslands, cottonwood river bottoms, rimrock canyons, Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodlands and numerous lakes, reservoirs and marshes. This expansive region provides habitat for an amazing variety of bird species SE as well as numerous other wildlife including pronghorn, prairie dog towns, Kit Fox, Coyote and Mule Deer, and jackrabbits. Each day we will explore a different section of the Southeastern Colorado Birding Trail. Target Birds for this Program Location include: Cinnamon Teal, other waterfowl Species, Scaled Quail, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, White Pelican, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Mississippi Kite, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon,Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Sora, Virginia Rail, Piping Plover, Snowy Plover, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, California Gull, Least Tern, Roadrunner, Burrowing Owl, Common Poorwill, Chimney Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Red-headed Woodpecker, Lewis's Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Warbling Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Western (Woodhouse's) Scrub Jay, Chihuahuan Raven, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, Migrant Warblers, Canyon Towhee, Cassin's Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow Lark Bunting, Dickcissel, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole.