For those of you who enjoyed the birds at Lions Park during May, you probably were able to view a rare visitor, an immature Red-throated Loon. This special visitor stayed with us for nearly two weeks and was observed by many of our members. The Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) is a small loon that is usually seen along the east and west coasts. They breed in the far north. This species, while rarely observed in Wyoming, is of low conservation concern.
If you visited Wyoming Hereford Ranch during the month of May, you were likely to see other birders enjoying the variety of species that take advantage of this lovely habitat. June should be a good birding month too, although not as spectacular as May.
More information about all of the events listed below may be found in Flyer, our Chapter Newsletter.
June 10-12 – 2022 Wyoming BioBlitz at Guernsey State Park
Join Audubon Rockies (one of the co-sponsors of the BioBlitz) at Guernsey State Park this year to discover this Wyoming gem, survey wildlife, and have a blast with your family and friends! Registration is now closed, but you can get on their wait list. For more information and the full schedule go to: https://rockies.audubon.org/naturalist/wyoming-bioblitz
June 18, 7 a.m. – Field Trip: Red Mountain Open Space.
We will leave at 7 a.m. from the Lions Park parking lot between the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the picnic shelter. We will be hiking about 3.5 to 4.5 miles on trails and uneven ground. Bring a lunch, water and dress for variable weather. We expect to be back to Cheyenne by 3 p.m. We can expect to see hawks, scrub-jays, towhees, and some warblers in the riparian areas.
Please contact Grant Frost at 307-343-2024 if you plan to join us, so that we have a list of those expected and can let you know if the plans change for any reason such as bad weather.
June 28, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting
Contact Wanda Manley, email@example.com, if you would like to participate in helping to plan chapter activities. We have special need for individuals interested in education.
June 24, 7:00 a.m. – Country Club Bird Survey
Contact Chuck Seniawski to take part or to be on his email notice list: 307-638-6519 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The count will start in the County Clubhouse’s main parking lot.