The event will take place at Welch Ranch Management Area, located approximately 10 miles north of Sheridan at the intersection of Highway 338 and the Tongue River. BLM Wildlife Biologist Don Brewer will begin the bird-watching sessions at 7 a.m. from the parking lot south of the river. Welch Ranch provides 1,750 acres of wetland, forest, and grassland habitat for migrating, nesting, and wintering birds. On past hikes participants have spotted more than 30 species of birds while observing the spring migration.
Attendees are asked to wear appropriate footwear and bring their own binoculars (if possible), sunscreen, snacks and water.
International Migratory Bird Day is an annual conservation and education event to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation. This migratory bird event increases public awareness and involvement in bird conservation. Birds are economically important and a priceless part of America’s natural heritage—and they are critical indicators of environmental health upon which we all depend.
For additional information, please contact Outdoor Recreation Planner Allison Barnes at307-684-1116 or Wildlife Biologist Don Brewer at 307-684-1119.