Meet Dan Scheiman at 7:30 a.m. at the Prothro Junction commuter lot located on the southeast side of I-40 East at Exit 157. Turn right at the intersection then immediately turn left into the commuter lot. We should arrive at the airport around 8:30 a.m. for anyone who would like to meet us there. Lapland and Smith’s Longspurs, Short-eared Owls, Pipits, and sparrows will be our target birds. Dress in layers; bring gloves, be prepared for wind and cold temperatures. Knee-high boots are essential for walking through the Aristida grass. On the drive back to Little Rock, we’ll scan the open fields for flocks of geese and ducks.
Reminder: February 17-20 is the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Participate as a citizen scientist by joining the field trip, or counting anywhere you find birds. Submit your sightings to the GBBC website at http://www.birdcount.org