Kansas Prairie-Chickens and Spring Migration: Wetlands, Shorebirds and Grasslands: May 2019
Dates: May 4 to 9, 2019 and May 11 to 16, 2019
Price: $1,360 per person with 9 participants for 6 Days and 5 Nights
Trip cost includes guide and driver, all access fees, five nights of lodging and more.
This birding tour will take you east into Kansas, with stops at some of the best midwestern birding destinations – Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Cheyenne Bottoms, the largest marsh in the interior of the United States, is the most important shorebird spring migration point in the western hemisphere. Quivira hosts half a million birds in spring migration, and habitat types include saltwater marshes and sand dunes covered in prairie grasses.
You will also stop at one of the few sites left where you can still see Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Greater Prairie-Chickens are here as well.
Some of the additional key bird species for this trip include Piping Plover, Hudsonian Godwit, Dickcissel and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and abundance of shore birds and more.
Register by contacting Charles Thornton-Kolbe, 720-320-1974, email charles@PIBird.com
Photo: Lesser Prairie-Chicken by Bill Schmoker