Birding Festivals and Events happening in CO and WY
Wednesday May 15, through Sunday May 19, 2013 - Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival. Cody, WY for information contact John Rumm SEE FLYER BELOW
Plans are underway, aided by a coalition of interested groups and agencies, to conduct the first festival of this type in the Cody area involving birds and wildlife. Along with the Meadowlark Audubon Society in Cody, those participating in the planning are the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Draper Museum of Natural History of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Park County Travel Council, and Friends of a Legacy (FOAL).
Events during the festival may include bird walks, wildlife tours, children's activities, photography exhibits, outdoor equipment displays, and documentary wildlife films. In addition, Chuck Hagner, editor of BirdWatching Magazine, will be making an appearance and leading a trip.
For more information, or to volunteer to help, call Cody Chamber events coordinator Jill Osiecki Gleich at 587-2777.
FUTURE BIRDING TRIP TO NEBRASKA POTHOLES FROM SHERIDAN WY
Chuck Bailey and Marcyes Schmaus are planning a birding trip to the potholes of western Nebraska this spring. As of this printing, the dates have not been determined. However, it will be an overnight trip. If you have an interest in this trip, please call Marcyes Schmaus, 307-752-5722 for the latest information.
Chuck and Marcyes will also be leading a birding trip on Saturday, May 25 in the Dayton-Ranchester area, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Call Marcyes for the meeting place. 307-752-5722
I hope you will be able to attend on either Tuesday, May 14th or Saturday, May 18th. We expect to see between 30-40 species of resident and migratory birds during a morning hike.
Please meet at the parking lot on the south side of the Tongue River by 7 AM. Bring comfortable shoes and water and a snack. The easy to moderate hike will cover up to a mile of riparian area along an existing two-track. The guided hike should conclude by 9 AM, but participants are welcome to depart earlier if necessary. We will have a limited number of binoculars for participants to share - if you have a pair, please bring them with you.
If you have questions, please respond by email or call me at 307-684-1116.
Platte Valley Festival of Birds
Annually the weekend after Memorial Day
Phone: 800-228-3547 - E-mail : email@example.com
The Platte Valley Festival of Birds offers a variety of opportunities to observe and learn about the bird species dwelling in riparian, woodland and wetlands habitats within reach of Saratoga and Encampment, Wy. Workshops such as wildlife photography, nest-box building and wetlands and riparian ecology may also be featured. As a special bonus, a dinner banquet and guided bird watching float trips on the beautiful North Platte River are available.
THE PRAIRIE SAGA PUPPET SHOW
is a puppet show that tells a story about the most endangered and misunderstood ecosystem. Petey, the prairie dog, learns about life on the plains from his grandmother. Black Footed Ferrets, Burrowing Owls, Harvester Ants, Horned Lizards, Coyotes and Bison all have their tales to tell. It’s fun and clearly demonstrates the critical role prairie dogs play in maintaining the health of native grasslands.
The show is sponsored by the Boulder Audubon Society. Contact Maureen Lawry: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn
how you can bring this educational and entertaining show to your group.
(School age appropriate).
For more information: www.boulderaudubon.org/education.htm#puppets
Petey also has his own Facebook page: