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May 11, 2019, Saturday Slavin Ranch Wetland Trip

  • Slavin Conservation Area (map)

Leader: Alan McCoy
Limit: 10 birders

This is a half-day walking trip (about 5 miles) along a primitive trail through open Ponderosa pine scab rock country with many views of seasonal wetlands. All levels of birders are welcome. The Slavin Ranch is a Conservation Futures acquisition located about 10 miles south of downtown Spokane and a mile west of Hwy 195. We will start at the Slavin Ranch parking lot at 7:00 AM and end about 1:00 PM. Please call or text Alan at (509) 999-9512, or email at ahm2352@gmail.com by May 8 if you plan to attend. Remember to bring water, snacks and your optics. If it is a wet year, bring muck boots.

Target Species: Breeding ducks and geese, raptors, Sora, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Black Tern, woodpeckers, swallows, Eastern and Western Kingbird, House Wren, Song and Savannah Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned Warbler.