Thank you to all the active contributors to the CACHE and SPARKS programs. And a thanks and welcome aboard to new contributors. Those first few times can be challenging when confronted with the choices and an often unfamiliar taxonomy. It does get easier and faster! If I can be of any help, please donít hesitate to email me.
Below is a list of conservation areas and state parks for which trip reports in April would fill in blank periods in the CACHE and SPARKS bird occurrence data.
Please consider a trip to one of these sites in April. Grab a friend or two to share the gas cost and have a fun day!
State Parks (trips reports needed for any time in April)
BENNETT SPRING, Dallas, Laclede Co.
BIG OAK TREE, Mississippi Co.
JOHNSONíS SHUT-INS, Reynolds Co.
PERSHING, Linn Co.
PRAIRIE, Barton Co.
WESTON BEND, Platte Co.
Conservation Areas and time frames trip reports are most needed:
ATLANTA CA, Macon Co.
mid & late April
BOIS DíARC, Greene Co.
BUSHWHACKER LAKE CA, Barton Co.
HOLLY RIDGE CA, Stoddard Co.
HUNNEWELL LAKE CA, Shelby Co.
PERRY MEMORIAL CA, Johnson, Pettis, Lafayette Co.
PLATTE FALLS CA, Platte Co.
PLEASANT HOPE CA, Polk Co.
SALINE VALLEY CA, Miller Co.
SHAWNEE TRAIL CA, Barton Co.
THOMAS HILL RESERVOIR, Randolph & Macon Co.
early & late April
WHETSTONE CREEK CA, Callaway Co.
mid through late April
YOUNG CA, Jefferson Co.
Bodacious birding to all,
ASM Conservation Partnership Coordinator