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  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Cochrane
  • 6



Trip: Cochrane.

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: 20 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.

Land Acknowledgement for Cochrane
Our group honours and acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 7 territory, traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda peoples of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Bands, the Tsuut’ina, the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) peoples of Siksika, Piikani and Kainai Band. We also respectfully acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Métis Nation within Region III.

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