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  • 11 Sep 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Cochrane
  • 15


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Trip Description: Meet 8:30 a.m.

Meeting point: "Subway" parking lot on Highway 11 in Cochrane.

What to bring: water, lunch, snacks, insect repellent, rain gear, sturdy boots/shoes, extra shoes and socks, whistle, full tank of gas (no gas stations once we leave town).

We'll spend 1-2 hours in the agricultural area north of town looking for staging sandhill cranes and a Bald Eagle nest. Then we'll drive an hour into the boreal forest east of town to the site of a recent forest fire to look for Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee and other northern specialties. 

Facilities: None once the trip begins.

Terrain: moderate. Rough dirt roads, some off road walking in recently logged or burned areas with lots of fallen logs. Slow pace.

Trip leaders: Rhonda Donley, Ken and Angie Williams

Contact info: 226-378-1245, rrhondarat@yahoo.ca

Who can come: Trip is for OFO members. One birding buddy may accompany registrant if required.  Maximum: 16 participants. 

Leaders: Rhonda Donnelly, Angie and Ken Williams.

Location: Cochrane

Facilities: No washrooms once the group leaves Cochrane. 

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, insect repellant, snacks. Please contact trip leader in advance if you require loaner binoculars or accommodations by emailing admin@ofo.ca.

Terrain: moderate.

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