Date: 8/27/17 2:16 pm From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Subject: Central Kansas Burroughs Field Trip Report
This weekend 20 people from the Northeast Kansas area participated with the Burroughs Field Trip to central Kansas. With the help of five locals, we collectively tallied over 120 species around Quivira, Cheyenne Bottoms, and Larned.
After fortuitously stumbling upon a Roseate Spoonbill on our way west we checked around Big Salt Marsh at Quivira. We had a nice variety of shorebirds. A complete list is found in the link below.
We returned to Quivira Saturday morning and were ecstatic to have great views of King Rails, Virginia Rails, and Sora. For the second day in a row the group was unsuccessful in finding the Reddish Egret but the Common Gallinules at Unit 28 were present.
We are grateful for the help and hospitality of Barry Jones, John Olson, Mike Bader, Scott Seltman, Donnie Kazmaier and Curtis Wolf. An unexpected, but very pleasant, surprise was a visit from Nick Varvel.