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January 2020

Rio Grande Valley, TX Extended Field Trip

January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

NOTE: This trip is full! You can be added to the waiting list by emailing officers@wichitaaudubon.org. The Valley is always a hot spot for rarities and tropical species that don’t occur anywhere else in the U.S. In the winter months there is more potential for Mexican vagrant species. This year there is extra motivation to go, as construction of the border wall threatens to damage or destroy some of the most popular birding destinations. Pete Janzen and Kevin Groeneweg are…

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February 2020

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Free

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

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Birding the Tropics at the Sedgwick County Zoo

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd
Wichita, KS 67212 United States
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Meet in the lobby of the Tropics Building at 9:15 (the zoo opens at 9). Leave the cold weather outside and enjoy birding in the tropics. Bring admission money. Binoculars will be helpful. We’ll have an intro by a keeper and a list of birds to find.

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March 2020

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Free

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

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Pawnee Prairie Park Field Trip

March 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pawnee Prairie Park West, 9910 W Pawnee St
Wichita, KS 67209 United States
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Free

Meet at the west parking lot, located east of the Maize and Pawnee intersection. We will be looking for sparrows, late winter visitors and spring migrants.

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Oak Park Invasive Plant Removal

March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Park, 1100 W 11th St N
Wichita, KS 67203 United States
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Free

Asian bush honeysuckle is an invasive plant causing serious habitat damage. We’ll spend 3 — 4 hours removing these plants, directed by the Wichita Parks Department staff. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Meet by the stone arch at the SW corner of the park.

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April 2020

Sandhill Cranes at Kearney, NE

April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 am - April 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Each spring, the Platte River in central Nebraska hosts the largest gathering of cranes in the world. This WAS field trip in early April plans to visit the top viewing areas near Kearney, Nebraska. We plan to visit the riverside crane blind of Rowe Sanctuary, the Fort Kearney Hike and Bike trail bridge, the Central Platte Natural Resources District Platte River viewing deck, and the Rainwater Basin’s Funk Wildlife Production Area. Depending on weather conditions and recent bird sightings, these locations may change…

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

April 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Free

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

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May 2020

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

May 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Free

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

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Chaplin Nature Center and Ark City Area Field Trip

May 16, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Derby Dillon’s, 1624 N Rock Rd
Derby, KS United States
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Join us as we bird Chaplin Nature Center and nearby hotspots. We should find breeding warblers, tanagers and Painted Buntings. We may encounter lingering migrant songbirds as well. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Derby Dillon’s Marketplace, 1624 N. Rock Road, to carpool, or meet up at CNC at 8 a.m. Bring a lunch.

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