Leader: Carl Starace
Friday, May 19, 2017
Free, no reservations required
Time: 7:30 am – 11 am
Old Saint Vrain Road, on the south side of Lyons, is well known as a superb migrant trap. You will walk approximately 2 miles along the South Saint Vrain River and look for warblers, thrushes, woodpeckers, flycatchers and tanagers. Flocks of Bush Tits are common and expect to hear the lovely song of the Canyon Wren. Catbirds and White-throated Swifts are in residence and the group should see some raptor species. There always seems to be a rarity or two along this stretch of riparian.
Afterwards, you will visit Red Gulch where birds obligate to foothills canyons can be seen. Expect hummingbirds, towees, buntings and different raptors.
Carpool from the Rest Room facilities at Sandstone Park in the center of downtown Lyons. This is a half day trip; bring the usual; sun and insect protection, sturdy shoes, water and snacks.