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Bird Focus Group Field Trip

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

You are all invited to the Red Deer River Naturalists Bird Focus Group Field Trip

Location: Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area (north of Rocky Mountain House on Hwy 22) see map, best to use a mapping app on your phone as a guide if you have one. Cell phone service is poor at the campground, but probably text msgs. will get through.

Host: Chris Olsen

When: June 29, 2024 bird walk from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and paddling from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 6:00 p.m. Bring a bag lunch.

Meet: Day use area/boat launch for both the birding walk and paddling. We may shuttle from there for the walk, or simply hike back to the trail head. We’ll paddle the lake counter-clockwise, and so people that want a short outing can see ‘water lily bay’ and do a short loop (about 2 kms) back to the launch. Those that are up for a longer paddle can continue along the far shore for as long as they like, and eventually we’ll explore the mouth of the Medicine River and loop back to the boat launch (about 4 hrs).

Chris will be camping in Loop A, site A-8 from Thursday night on and so people can find him there ahead if they are camping too. Will and Cathy Steele (RDRN Director) will also be camping Saturday in site A-4. 

While Medicine Lake Rec. Area camping appears ‘fully booked’ on line, there are two non-reservable sites in each loop, and those are usually available to access on-site if you are interested in camping, first come first served.

All are welcome, you do not have to be a RDRN member to attend. We’re an inclusive group that learn from each other, and birders of all skill levels are welcome!

Bring your binoculars,* camera/phone, insect repellent, bear spray and sunscreen. Wear sturdy hiking footwear. Some trails are on rough terrain. Distances vary, but may be up to 5 kms. Carry water and an energy snack. Wear layers and carry rain gear and a hat as required by conditions. Let Chris know if you have any potential medical issues.

*RDRN have two birding binoculars that can be borrowed (first come, first served) by new participants. Binoculars courtesy of a City of Red Deer Community Better ParticipACTION grant.

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Organizer

Chris Olsen
Email
olsencdel@gmail.com

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Chris Olsen
Email
olsencdel@gmail.com