Sacajawea Audubon

June 22nd Field Trip – Sheep Gulch at Lewis & Clark Caverns

220px-Yellow-Breasted-Chat-OregonLeader:  Tom Forwood 406-287-3541

(4-5 hour trip; moderate hiking)

Meet at 8AM at the main (lower) visitor’s center, to carpool to the trailhead.

Starting by the Jefferson River, then climbing up the gulch this trip passes through several habitats, including cottonwood riparian, Douglas fir, and dry scrub.  A nice variety of birds can be seen here, with several locally uncommon birds such as Cordilleran Flycatcher, Canyon Wren, and Yellow-breasted Chat breeding along this corridor.

Participants in all trips will meet at the front parking lot of the Museum of the Rockies at 6:45 a.m. and depart at 7:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Car pools will be arranged at the museum; an offer to help with gas to the person driving is always appreciated but not mandatory. Dress for the weather; good footwear is a must as field trip conditions are not always dry.  Turn off your cell phones and keep unnecessary conversations to a minimum.  Some field trips are limited to a certain number of participants. Contact the trip leader for more details about any trip, and to sign up for the trip. We encourage beginning birders to participate. Come have a good time and learn something new.

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