September Dates to Remember – CHPAS

Wilson’s Warbler

Fall in Wyoming means that migrant birds will be once again passing through our wonderful state, heading south for the winter.

Be on the lookout for warblers like this Wilson’s Warbler, a common sight as they migrate south.

Lions Park, one of Cheyenne’s Important Bird Areas, is a great place to enjoy our feathered friends. You may notice more birds coming to your yard feeders now too. Get out, enjoy autumn, and bird on!

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, September 15th – Introduction to iNaturalist with Mason Lee (7:00 p.m.) Join us for our first Zoom chapter program. iNaturalist is a social networking platform for nature enthusiasts to share biodiversity information–you can record your observations, get help with identifications, and see what other people are observing around the world. Learn more about iNaturalist and how to use it during this presentation.

New to Zoom? Learn how to connect to our free program by reading our September newsletter.

Saturday, September 19th – Field Trip to Springer and Table Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area. 8:00 a.m.

We will leave from the parking lot by the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens at 8 a.m. Plan to caravan, not carpool, north on US-85, about 68 miles to the Parking Area for Springer/Bump Sullivan Wildlife Habitat Management Area. The gravel parking area is on the west side of the highway, 6.4 miles north of Hawk Springs. There will be some hiking on uneven ground.

After checking out the lakes and habitat there, we will drive about 16 miles east to Table Mountain WHMA. We expect to see waterfowl, shorebirds, hawks and maybe some other migrating and resident birds. Call Mark Gorges if you plan to join us (307-634-0463).

Tuesday, September 22nd 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Board Meeting Please contact Terry Harper, Chapter President, if you would like to attend (cheyenneaudubon@gmail.com).

Friday, September 25th 8:00 a.m. – Cheyenne Country Club Bird Survey. Please contact Chuck Seniawski to take part (307-638-6519).

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