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Trip Summaries

Recent Birds Seen

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Colorado Field Ornithologists' Convention, Cortez, CO, 15–20 May 2013

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North Park, CO Birding, 15–18 June 2012

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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 6–9 May 2012

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Birding in Michigan, May 2011

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Colorado Field Ornithologists' Convention, 19–22 May 2011

The CFO Convention was held in Grand Junction, CO.  Click here for full report.

Nebraska Sandhill Cranes and Rainwater Basin, 21–25 March 2011

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White Ranch Open Space, Jefferson Co., CO, May 2010

David Wald and I led a group of USGS birders on 25 May 2010.  Click here for full report.

Colorado Field Ornithologists' Convention, 21–23 May 2010

The CFO Convention was held in Ft Collins, CO.  Click here for full report.

Birding/Snaking SE Colorado with Joey Kellner's Group, May 2010

Joey Kellner led a group of intrepid birders and snakers around the Lamar, CO area on his annual trip 30 April–3 May 2010.  Click here for full report.

Iowa Ornithologists' Union Meeting, Fall 2009

I attended the fall 2009 IOU meeting in Centerville, IA near Rathbun Reservoir on 15–19 October 2009.  Click here for full report.

Birding Florida in April 2009

I birded Florida with daugher Kary Bahr, Bill Scheible of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jim Dinsmore of The Villages, FL from 31 March to 8 April 2009.  Click here for full report.

Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, and Lucky Peak Hawk Watch, 3–6 October 2008

Son Gary Bahr, granddaughter Anne Marie, and I enjoyed a trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone NP.  I also spent a day at the Idaho Bird Observatory hawk watch and bird banding stations on Lucky Peak outside of Boise, ID.  Click here for full report.

Birding Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, 1–14 July 2008

I enjoyed a Field Guides birding trip to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with six birders and talented Chris Benish as our leader.  Click here for full report.

Birding California in March 2008

I birded California with the IOU in March 2008.  Click here for full report.

Colorado Field Ornithologists' Convention, 7–10 June 2007

The CFO Convention was held in Craig, CO.  Click here for full report.

American Birding Association Convention, 23–29 April 2007

The ABA Convention was held in Lafayette, LA.  Click here for full report.

American Birding Association Convention, 19–25 June 2006

The ABA Convention was held in Bangor, ME.  The highlight was presentation of the ABA Ludlow Griscom Award to James J. Dinsmore, Ames, Iowa, on 23 June 2006.  Click here for full report.

Yellowstone National Park Trip, 6–15 May 2006

I attended a Yellowstone Institute course in May.  Click here for full report.

Birding in Southwest Mexico, 19–26 November 2005

A birding trip by car from Laredo, TX to Colima, Mexico.  Click here for full report.

Birding in Spain, 19 April–8 May 2005

A birding trip to Spain and two of the Canary Islands.  Click here for full report.

Birding the Bohart Ranch with Ted Floyd, 27–28 May 2005

A CFO-sponsored birding trip to the Bohart Ranch in southeastern CO led by Ted Floyd.  Click here for full report.

Colorado Field Ornithologists' Convention, 13–15 May 2005

The CFO Convention was held in La Junta, CO.  Click here for full report.

Iowa Ornithologists' Union "Chicken Trip" in CO, 2–7 April 2005

Fifteen IOU members birded CO with guide Doug Faulkner 2–5 April.  Click here for full report.

Birding Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, 15–27 February 2005

I birded in Arizona with Russ Widner, and from 19–26 February five of us birded in Sonora, Mexico.  Click here for full report.

USFWS Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah, 6 and 16 August 2004

I spent six hours each day driving the 12-mile loop in the refuge.  There was water on both sides of the road with thousands of birds of many species.  Photographic opportunities were endless.  Click here for full report.

American Birding Association Convention, 25 April–3 May 2004

The ABA Convention was held in McAllen, Texas.  Some of us were able to experience a  fall out of many species on South Padre Island on Sunday, 2 May 2004.  Click here for full report.

Iowa Ornithologists' Union Spring and Fall Meetings, 14–16 May and 24–26 September 2004

The IOU spring meeting was held in northeastern Iowa in Lansing and the fall meeting near Cedar Rapids.  Click here for full report.

Rocky Mountain National Park, 21–23 May 2004

A group visited RMNP and enjoyed limited birding.  Click here for full report.

Colorado Field Ornithologists' Convention, 28–31 May 2004

The CFO convention was held in Montrose, CO.  Click here for full report.

Costa Rica, 25 February–8 March 2004

I birded in Costa Rica for 11 days; we saw 352 species of birds and many other fauna and flora.  Click here for full report.

Alaska, 1–8 July 2003

I attended the American Birding Association Institute of Field Ornithology Breeding Bird Ecology trip to Nome.  Click here for full report.

New Zealand Birding Trip, 3–29 November 2001

I birded New Zealand and the Chatham Islands with W. Ross Silcock and his tour group.  Click here for full report.

Mountain Plover Research in Montana with Stephen J. Dinsmore, 17–22 June 2003

Jon and Joyce Bahrenfus and I visited Steve Dinsmore in northcentral Montana and enjoyed learning about his Mountain Plover research techniques.  Click here for full report.

 

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