Date: 5/12/18 2:09 pm From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> Subject: [cobirds] Fri. May 18th, Old South Saint Vrain Road, Lyons, CO with Carl Starace
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Old South Saint Vrain Road, Lyons, CO
- May 18, 2018 08:00am - 12:00pm
- Picture Rock Trailhead
Friday, May 18, 2018, 8 a.m.-12 ish
Free, limited to 20, reservations: <Piombino.pam...>
Leader: Carl Starace
This stretch of South Saint Vrain Creek has long been an important spring
migrant trap. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Old Saint Vrain Road, where
the traffic has been limited by the bridge washing out in the 2013 floods.
Along with riparian habitat, there are cliffs that attract swifts, swallows
and you will almost certainly hear the lovely song of Canyon Wren. The
shrubby hillsides host 2 species of towees, warblers and Bushtits. Raptors
are not uncommon and the creek can host Common Mergansers and other ducks.
Streamside skulkers might include Hermit, Swainson’s and Waterthrushes.
Orioles and Lazuli Buntings are common as are woodpeckers and grosbeaks.
Meet at the Picture Rock Trailhead parking area on Red Gulch Road at 8 a.m.
Bring the usual, good shoes, water, hats, sunscreen, binoculars and/or
cameras. Spotting scopes can be useful in this area.