November 22 CHPAS Calendar

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2017
Red-breasted Nuthatch by Lorie Chesnut

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Front Range had it’s first snow for the 2022/2023 winter season. Ever concerned about our feathered friends, our bird feeders went up to host a multitude of birds that winter in our area. To date, business has been heavy, with American Goldfinch, Mountain Chickadees, Blue Jays, and the regular assortment of sparrows, finches, and doves. We’ll keep our feeder filled now for the duration of winter.  I hope that our little Red-Breasted Nuthatch comes back to visit. His little “peep, peep, peep” call is one that I love to hear; even when he is chiding us for not keeping the feeder filled!

Belted Kingfisher by Kirk Miller
Belted Kingfisher by Kirk Miller

Many interesting birds are still visible at Lions Park and Wyoming Hereford Ranch. 

Observers report multiple sightings of the Blue-headed Vireo, Bushtits, and more.  Kirk Miller provided CHPAS with a lovely photo of a Belted Kingfisher seen at Lions Park this week.  So dress warmly and get out there … the birds are waiting! 


More information about all activities can be found in the November issue of FLYER

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. – Program: “Cheyenne’s Water Supply – from the source to you” with Sarah Bargsten, Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, Cheyenne. 

We will be taken on a journey through time and across Wyoming to learn how Cheyenne gets its water.

Sarah brings technical knowledge and a collaborative spirit from a career in environmental science to her position as Water Conservation Specialist for the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities. In this role, she is working with stakeholders in careful stewardship of our water resources to ensure a sustainable future for Cheyenne. 

Cheyenne Audubon takes our guest speakers out to a no-host dinner before our meetings If you would like to join us at 5 p.m. at 2 Doors Down, 118 E. 17th, please call Barb at 307-287-4952 so that we can reserve enough room. We usually sit upstairs where there are fewer people. It’s a good way to meet a few of our members.  The program will also be accessible via Zoom at:

November 19, 8 a.m. – Field Trip: Birding Curt Gowdy State Park

Female Red Crossbill
Female Red Crossbill by Mark Gorges

We will be leaving at 8 a.m. from the Lions Park parking lot between the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the picnic shelter to drive to the Curt Gowdy Visitor Center. We will be mainly on hiking trails with uneven ground.  Bring water and dress for variable weather. We expect to head to town by noon. We hope to see Red Crossbills and a variety of other wintering birds including three types of nuthatches.

Please contact Mark Gorges at 307-287-4953 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.  If you plan to drive, be aware that you will need a day pass which you can buy there if you do not have an annual pass for your vehicle.

November 22, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting – Laramie County Library, Sage Room

Contact Wanda Manley,, if you would like to participate in helping to plan chapter activities.

November 30, 8:00 a.m. – Country Club Bird Survey

Contact Chuck Seniawski to be on his email notice list: 307-638-6519 or The count will start in the Country Clubhouse’s main parking lot.

2 thoughts on “November 22 CHPAS Calendar

  1. Rachel Lavach

    Can I verify the date for the : “CHEYENNE’S WATER SUPPLY – FROM THE SOURCE TO YOU” WITH SARAH BARGSTEN?  It’s listed here as the 16th but the Flyer has it on the 15th.  


    Rachel Lavach


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