CHPAS: January 2021 Dates to Remember

White-breasted NuthatchHappy New Year!   There is a lot happening in January and we hope that you will join Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon this month to jump-start your 2021 birding adventures!  More information is included in the January 2021 Flyer newsletter. 

Dates to Remember

January 12 – 14  7th Annual Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop: Nature’s Best Hope at noon each day 

The 7th Annual Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop will be held as three, free, lunch-time, Zoom webinars. Registration is free through Audubon Rockies, https://rockies.audubon.org/events/7th-annual-cheyenne habitat-hero-workshop-natures-best- hope.

January 19 Program on Zoom “Birding in West Africa” – 7:00 p.m. 

Elaine Grings lived and worked on the campus of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) from 2007 through 2010. This 2470-acre research campus was founded in 1967  and consists of a mix of park-like campus, 1235 acres of field plots, 745 acres of secondary forest, and a small lake. This provides a variety of habitat types for excellent birding. Elaine will share  information on the geography of West Africa and some of the bird resources found there.  The Zoom link for this program is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81971074379

January 23 Field Trip to Curt Gowdy State Park – 8:30 a.m.crossbill2

We will meet in the parking area at the Curt Gowdy State Park Headquarters at 8:30 a.m.   Masks are required.  We will select one or more trails to hike and hope to see a variety of wintering birds.  (Pictured at left, Red Crossbill).  Don’t forget that you will need a day pass or 2021 state parking pass. 

Contact Grant Frost (307-343-2024) if you want to participate so that he can let you know if plans change due to weather.  All birders are welcome regardless of experience level (we especially enjoy having young birders join us!). 

January 26 Virtual Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m. 

CHPAS is always looking for volunteers!  Please contact Terry Harper at cheyennneaudubon@gmail.com if you are interesting in joining us!  A variety of opportunities are available with varying levels of time commitment.   

January 29 Country Club Bird Survey – 8:00 a.m.

Contact Chuck Seniawski to take part or to be on his email notice listing (307-638-6519) or chuckski@aol.com

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