Date: 4/16/18 4:31 pm From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> Subject: [cobirds] Migration field trip with Luke Pheneger
This outing is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon:
Shorebird Migration at Walden-Sawhill Ponds and So Much More!
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7 a.m.-10ish
Free, no limit
Leader, Luke Pheneger, a stellar Teen Naturalist
This is the prime window for shorebird fallout at the ponds and marshes of this lovely wildlife area. This is the period in which you are most likely to find Marbled Godwits, Short and Long-billed Dowitchers, Long-billed Curlews, Whimbrels, Phalaropes, Sandpipers, Ploves, Ibis, Avocets and Black-necked Stilts. These birds stop to refuel before winging their way to the plains and arctic tundra to breed. The ponds should also feature Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teals as well as a host of other ducks.
As a bonus, it is also the peak of migration for Broad-winged Hawks. Early warblers that should be present include Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumped and almost anything else. Bitterns and Rails are moving in too!
Meet at the Cottonwood Marsh parking lot off of 75th Street. Bring the usual gear, good walking shoes, hats, water, snacks, scopes and binoculars.