"Chico Basin Ranch, a working ranch southwest of Colorado Springs, has become famous among Colorado birders as a superb birding locale for spring and fall migration. The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies operates a banding station at the ranch, which provides a fine opportunity to see birds in the hand. Our outing will include birding the arid uplands, where Curve-billed and Sage thrashers patrol the cholla groves, Canyon Towhees scuttle about and Loggerhead shrikes watch for prey from high perches. In the wooded areas, migrant warblers, vireos, flycatchers and kinglets abound, and Ladder-backed woodpeckers work the dead cottonwoods. It is possible to see over a hundred species of birds in a day at the ranch. Admission into Chico Basin Ranch is included.
Transportation is not included. Participants caravan from a meeting location. The meeting locations for bird walks vary with each outing, so please consult your reminder email for final information. Ages 18+
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