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Black Mesa Weekend Trip – In Search of Western Species

  • All Day, Sat, Aug 31, 2019
    repeats daily until September 2, 2019

Les Imboden and John Couch will lead a group to Black Mesa to find species that belong in the next time zone. The group will camp in Black Mesa State Park and will make day drives from there into the nearby parts of Oklahoma and Colorado. The objective will be to find western specialties in Oklahoma, some of which only occur in our state in western Cimarron County: Scaled Quail, Burrowing Owl, Lark Bunting, Chihuahuan Raven, Cassin’s Kingbird, Bushtit, Canyon Towhee, Vermillion Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher, Lewis’ Woodpecker, and more!

To sign up and for additional details contact Les at 405-533-1532 or The drive to Black Mesa is considerable (at least 6 hours), so Les will assist those interested in car pooling to find a ride or riders to reduce expense and environmental impact.

The Payne County Audubon Society sponsors free, guided field trips to local birding spots approximately monthly. All field trips are open to the public, non-members and members alike, and are beginner-friendly. Wanna learn your birds with some fun folks (and see plenty of other cool stuff, too)? This is a great way to do that.

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