Field Trip: Open Land Birding
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9 a.m. – noon
Carpool from Harbor Freight, 1722 S West Ave, Freeport, IL
Coordinator: Mary Blackmore, 815-938-3204
Once again we will travel local country roads in search of those open land species from the north that frequent our area primarily during the winter. This year you again have two opportunities for fun – come to either or both!
Typically we’ll see several species – notably Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur and Horned Lark – on roadsides, often in abundance especially if there is adequate snow cover. There might even be a Snowy Owl!
We will carpool and cruise country roads in local areas that were historically prairie. Viewing will be done predominantly from vehicles, using cars as blinds. Optional lunch after in Freeport.