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January 2020

Red Hills Christmas Bird Count

January 4, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Medicine River Truck Stop, 301 N Fowler
Medicine Lodge, KS United States
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Meet at the Medicine River Truck Stop, 301 N Fowler in Medicine Lodge. Groups will depart at 7:30 a.m.

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

January 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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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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Meeting Program – Wetlands Food Chain by Mike Blair

January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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A wetlands area like Kansas' Cheyenne Bottoms is among the world's most dynamic habitats. This new film explores wildlife interrelationships from microscopic animals to apex predators, filmed mostly at Cheyenne Bottoms, and how they depend upon each other for survival. Mike Blair is a photographer/videographer with a passion for explaining the wonders of the Midwestern Outdoors.He's been a wildlife communicator for most of his career. Blair holds a B.S. in Forest Management and M.S. in Entomology from University of Missouri-Columbia.…

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Rio Grande Valley, TX Extended Field Trip

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

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 planning the birding itinerary and will lead the birding effort. Patty Marlett will be handling accommodations…

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Bald Eagle Winter Hike

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Lake, Arkansas City, KS, 1401 S. Sixth St
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Mid-winter is one of the best times to view Bald Eagles in Kansas. Searching for open water, many eagles migrate down to Kansas to spend the winter on the Arkansas River. The program will start with a 15-minute introduction to the history and adaptations of the Bald Eagle. We will then take a 1.5-mile hike down to the River to search for over-wintering eagles. Binoculars are helpful but not required.

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February 2020

Bald Eagle Winter Hike

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Lake, Arkansas City, KS, 1401 S. Sixth St
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Mid-winter is one of the best times to view Bald Eagles in Kansas. Searching for open water, many eagles migrate down to Kansas to spend the winter on the Arkansas River. The program will start with a 15-minute introduction to the history and adaptations of the Bald Eagle. We will then take a 1.5-mile hike down to the River to search for over-wintering eagles. Binoculars are helpful but not required.

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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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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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Meeting Program – Australia – Adventures Down Under by Jim & Patty Marlett

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Jim and Patty Marlett have made two trips to Australia, both times with Carol and Hal Cumberland. In 2015 they visited Queensland, Sydney, and Tasmania for four weeks. They returned in 2018 to spend three weeks in Victoria and South Australia, traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide. The wildlife in Australia was amazing, and like nothing in Kansas! They will show you everything from Emus and penguins to blue-tongued skink to Tasmanian devils. Jim and Patty are both retired. He was…

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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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Home School Birds at the Feeder

February 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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This program will focus on the identification of common birds found at feeders during winter. Also, we will learn the basic use of binoculars and a few common bird calls. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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