March 2022 CHPAS Calendar

Mountain Bluebird

Just today, we received a report that Mountain Bluebirds were spotted at Curt Gowdy State Park. A sure sign that spring is near! While our region could use more snow, this week has been a refreshing break from the below-zero temperatures that we experienced in late February.

Waterfowl counts at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (north of Kansas City, MO) report over 800,000 Snow Goose present during the week of February 28th, 2022. The annual migration of Sandhill Cranes will follow soon. For those of you who haven’t seen this amazing migration, be sure to get out and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

More details about all of our events, as well as future events, may be found in the March 2022 issue of “Flyer“, the Chapter newsletter.

Calendar

Mason Lee with migrating tiger salamander.

March 15, 7:00 p.m. – Program: “The Secret Life of Wyoming’s Salamander” with Mason Lee from the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute. Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. Lee will introduce Wyoming’s only salamander species as well as the new Laramie Salamander Migration Initiative aimed at protecting salamanders in Laramie and other Wyoming communities. Join in person or by Zoom (link: Wyoming’s Salamander).

Ring-necked Pheasant by Mark Gorges

March 19, 8:00 a.m. – Field trip – Tour of the Wyoming Game & Fish Pheasant Facility near Yoder and birding in that area. We will leave from the Lions Park parking lot by the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens at 8 a.m. Carpooling may be available based on Covid guidelines. We will drive north on US-85 about 66 miles to the intersection with County Road 42. Just to the west is the entrance to the pheasant facility where we will start our guided tour. Afterwards, participants may join us for birding at various nearby locations. We should return to Cheyenne at about 3:00 p.m. Please contact Grant Frost (307-343-2024) if you wish to join us.

March 22, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting, Windflower Room, Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne. Contact Wanda Manley, cheyenneaudubon@gmail.com, if you would like to participate in helping to plan chapter activities.

March 25, 8:00 a.m. – Country Club Bird Survey. Contact Chuck Seniawski to take part or to be on his email notice list: 307-638-6519 or chuckski@aol.com. The count will start in the County Clubhouse’s main parking lot.

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