Greg Johnson, compiler for the Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society, looked at the forecast for Saturday–cold, rain, more rain, and decided since few birds and birders will show up under those conditions, we will reschedule for Sunday.
Birds can be counted between midnight and midnight in roughly the same area as our Christmas Bird Count circle which is 7.5 miles radius centered on the Capitol. Historically, the count is about counting the number of bird species, but these days we also try to report each segment of the day as an eBird checklist.
You can bird on your own anywhere within the circle on May 20 and report your bird list to Mark Gorges (our compiler, Greg, will be out of town), firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-287-4953, or attend the tally meeting Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m., Windflower Room, 3rd floor, Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.
Or you can join us for all or part of our group birding–especially recommended for beginning birdwatchers. We will meet at Lions Park at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Grand Conservatory, 710 S. Lions Park Drive. We will bird the park for about 2 hours. before moving on to the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, Hereford Ranch Road, on the east edge of Cheyenne (afterwards, potty and snack stop at the Pilot truck stop on Campstool Road) and then finishing up at the High Plains Grasslands Research Station on the west edge of town, in early afternoon. You can leave at any time.
If you want to start later than 6:30 a.m., call Mark, 307-287-4953, to get our current location.