Chico Basin Ranch
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5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Diane Roberts Samatha576@aol.com or 720-278-9025
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Meet at the Safeway on Lincoln Avenue and Yosemite (one mile west of I-25 on the north side of Lincoln) Lone Tree CO.
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This trip is limited to the first 10 registrations.
Chico Basin Ranch is a working cattle ranch located in El Paso/Pueblo counties southeast of Colorado Springs. The driving distance from Castle Rock will be approximately 100 miles, a little over two hours. There is a .30 per mile per person divided by the participants in the car. There is a $15 cash or check per person fee along with a liability waiver.
We are fortunate that Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will be there with a banding station during our visit, weather permitting banding. The ranch will be birded by following the ranch roads in vehicles, walking 2 to 3 total miles. The banding area, headquarters area & perhaps Rose Pond where there will be ponds, wetlands, and grasslands.
Please bring water, snacks, layered clothing and lunch for your comfort. There are port-a-potties only at the ranch. Scopes will be good for just a few areas, bring or perhaps sharing. A two-way radio per car would be helpful. We will bird until 2 and should be back to Lone Tree Safeway by 4. Register online or contact the leader.
Please note my car will be vaccinated passengers. Preference of the other driver may need additional cars/drivers which will be sorted at Lone Tree. Additionally, should you desire to drive your car to meet us there works as well.