Date: 5/12/18 4:30 pm
From: Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Fri. May 18th, Old South Saint Vrain Road, Lyons, CO with Carl Starace
This IS a great birding spot but FYI that the bridge has been rebuilt and
was opened to traffic last week so there might be a little more traffic
than has recently been the case. Several spots along the road that had
been only gravel are now freshly blacktopped as well.

Carl Bendorf

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:09:35 PM UTC-6, Pam Piombino wrote:
> This trip is brought to you by Boulder County Audubon.
> 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: <Piombi......> <javascript:>
> 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.

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