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I birded the Blue Grosbeak Trail Wednesday morning.  There were at least 4
Bell's Vireos, many Orchard Orioles, a Yellow-warbler, many Chats and one
Blue Grosbeak.  And an Alder Flycatcher.

 

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Hopefully the weather will permit this trip.

 

Mike Grant

Chesterfield, MO

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Bob Bailey
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:49 PM
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Subject: SLAS Saturday Field Trip: Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley

 

WHAT:     Blue Grosbeak - Lost Valley field trip, half day to about noon,
sponsored by St. Louis Audubon Society.

WHEN:    Saturday, May 20

WHERE:   Meet at the parking lot for the Blue Grosbeak Trail, Weldon Spring
CA.  Take US 40/I-64 west across the Missouri River to MO-94.  Exit there,
turn left, go across the overpass, and proceed about 3/4 of a mile to the
first parking lot on your left.  We will car pool from there for the rest of
the morning.

MEETING TIME:   6:30 a.m. (that's not a typo)

PLAN:   We will walk in the Blue Grosbeak Trail and look for some of the
typical breeding birds of that area: Blue Grosbeak, Bell's Vireo, Orchard
Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat.  We'll then make a pit stop at
Busch CA  to the Fallen Oak Trail, seeking possible Pine Warbler, Hooded
Warbler, then stop along HWY D to access Weldon Spring Interpretive Center
(behind "Mount Doom") to seek possible Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper
Sparrow, Prairie Warbler, and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, before continuing
down 94 to the Lost Valley Trail for various Eastern woodland songbirds.  

WHO:   Everyone is welcome, non-members of St. Louis Audubon Society too,
beginner or advanced.

CONDITIONS:  Weather.com predicts 90% chance of rain (as of today 5/27). If
it is raining and also showing weather radar that looks like rain for a
significant portion of the morning, this trip will be cancelled for the day.
Please dress appropriately for whatever weather is predicted as we get
closer.  Sunscreen, bug spray, water and a snack are good ideas. 

TRIP LEADERs: Bob Bailey and other SLAS leaders who often join us for this
one.

Bob Bailey 

St. Louis, MO 

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