Waterton Canyon – BBE Hike
May 25, 2019- 8:00 am - 10:30 amFree
A bird’s song can easily brighten your day and instantly move you closer to nature, but with so many tweets, chips, and beeps, how can you build a connection between the sound and the species of bird? Easily with mnemonics!
Join Alison Kondler for a fun-filled morning to gain new techniques and tools that can help to bridge the gap between the bird’s sound and your memory by using custom made thought processes. Whether you are new to birdsong identification or an expert birder you’ll be sure to gain valuable knowledge from this field trip.
Meet at the Discovery Center parking lot (just west of the stone house). Use Google Maps, others can take you to the wrong place! We will walk from there up Waterton Canyon (2-3 miles, easy walking) with the hopes of seeing and hearing Lazuli Bunting, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Canyon Wren, Yellow-breasted Chat, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Bullock’s Oriole, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Bushtit, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Swallows, and spring migrants!
Bring binoculars, hiking shoes, water, and snacks.
You must register for this trip to attend. To sign up, go to the website link below after April 1, 2019. If full, sign up on the waiting list, many people drop off last minute.