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Meet Your Trip Leader
This trip is offered cooperatively by the Aiken Audubon Society and the Denver Field Ornithologists.
Big Johnson Reservoir and Bluestem Prairie Open Space
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clark Jones JONES.CLARK.D@GMAIL.COM or 9033128290
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Meet at Lowe's in Castle Rock near the outlet stores. I-25 south, exit at Founders/Meadows Pkwy (exit 184), turn right (west), then right on Santa Fe Dr (Hwy 85), then right on New Beale St. Exact address 1360 New Beale St, Castle Rock, CO 80108
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This trip is limited to the first 15 registrations.
Habitats to bird: Grassland, Reservoir, Riparian, Wetland
**Rescheduled to 26 Nov due to weather.** Big Johnson is the best reservoir in the Colorado Springs area, and during migration and winter is teeming with ducks of many species, gulls, and sometimes loons and grebes. We'll scan the lake for waterfowl and raptors, and then take a short walk to look and listen for longspurs and scaled quail in the Bluestem Prairie Open Space. Afterwards we'll head a few miles down the road to Fountain Creek Nature Center and get closer looks at waterfowl, American Dippers, various sparrows and any other recent arrivals that might be around. Total field trip time will be approximately 4-5 hours. There are no restrooms at Big Johnson, but restrooms are available at Fountain Creek Nature Center.
For those coming down from the Denver, meet at Lowe's in Castle Rock near the outlet stores to carpool. Directions: I-25 south, exit at Founders/Meadows Pkwy (exit 184), turn right (west), then right on Santa Fe Dr (Hwy 85), then right on New Beale St. Exact address 1360 New Beale St, Castle Rock, CO 80108. More details will be provided by email.
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