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Meet Your Trip Leader
BirdPlus+ Trip This trip is a Birds Plus+ Trip combining birding and another field focus, sometimes with a guest co-leader. See details for more information.
South-Central Colorado
6/12/2024      5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Leader: David Suddjian or 831-713-8659
Linda Purcell or 13035037989
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
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 12 registrations.

Habitats to bird: Conifer Forest, Grassland, Oak Woodland, Pinyon/Juniper Woodland, Reservoir, Riparian, Scrub, Wetland

Birds Plus History!  

The Birding. We will bird in southeast Huerfano County, south of Walsenburg, looking for Hepatic Tanager, Grace's Warblers and other great birds of the Ponderosa and P/J forests. This can be a wonderfully birdy area. We will traverse into Las Animas County over the shoulder of the Spanish Peaks and continue birding our way toward Ludlow.

The History.  Shortly after dawn on April 20, 1914, Colorado National Guard troops opened fire on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners at Ludlow, Colorado. Twenty four hours later the camp was in ruins. The event, the colony of Ludlow, and the mine complex and townsite in Berwind canyon, is little-known outside of southern Colorado,  however, the Colorado Coal Field Strike and War of 1913-1914 was a watershed episode in US labor history.  We will explore the massacre site, the tent camp of Ludlow, and the nearby townsite of Berwind. This area was part of Colorado's extensive coal mining district.

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