RFI for eastern birder headed west
- Hello Western Birders,
My name is Kent Miller and I am a lifelong Ohioan and an ABA
member. I am preparing for a camping tour of the west from mid-June to
mid-July with my family, therefore my birding will be restricted to a
couple hours in the morning and while we are sight seeing in the national
parks. I'd like to share our itinerary and some target birds and hear
from some of you privately about how to combine the two. At the bottom I
will list our campgrounds as places near these camps as well as the parks
will be the primary places I will be able to get to. I do have most of
the available local bird finding books so I'm more asking for current,
and detailed tips near where we will be. Thanks so much.
June 17 Pawnee Grasslands, then--Rocky Mtn NP--Vail, CO--Colorado
Springs--Great Sand Dunes--Durango--Mesa Verde--Bryce Canyon--Grand
Canyon north rim--Yosemite--San Francisco--Pt Reyes--Jedediah Smith and
Elk Prairie State Parks--Boise, ID--Jackson, WY & Grand Tetons(taking the
tram up and then hiking back down to Teton Village, any rosy finch or
other suggested spots along this trail would be great)--Yellowstone--Mt
Targets: Clark's Grebe, Pelagic Cormorant, Barrow's Goldeneye, Gray
Partridge, Chukar, Ptarmigan, both Sage Grouse, Greater Prairie Chicken,
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Mountain Quail, Mountain Plover, Black
Oystercatcher, Heerman's Gull, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled
Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Tufted Puffin, Spotted Owl, Boreal Owl,
Calliope Hummingbird, Lewis' Woodpecker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Red-naped
Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Black-backed
Woodpecker, Pinyon Jay, Gray Vireo, Townsend's Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow,
Black-chinned Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, McCown's Longspur, Chestnut-collared
Longspur, Tricolored Blackbird, Lawrence's Goldfinch, all rosy finches.
Campgrounds: Crow Valley in Pawnee, Goldfield Campground near Garden of
the Gods, Lightner Creek near Durango, CO, A&A near Mesa Verde, Ruby's
Inn near Bryce Canyon, Kaibab Camper Village above Grand Canyon north
rim, Upper Pines in Yosemite, Olema Ranch Campground near Pt Reyes,
Jedidiah Smith and Elk Prairie State Parks in Redwood NP, Americana
Kampground in Boise, KOA in Teton Village, Grant Village in Yellowstone,
Horsethief Campground in Rapid City near Mt Rushmore.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to read through this. If you have any
thoughts, I'd love to hear them at
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