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Eastern Alberta

When: Jun 07, 2018 12:00 AM to Jul 14, 2018 12:00 AM
Contact:
Stefan Schlick
971-222-6119

June 7-14, 2018 | From prairie badlands through aspen parkland to boreal forest, we will find an amazing assortment of bird species on this one week exploration of Alberta east of the Rockies.

Canada Warbler by Stefan Schlick
Canada Warbler by Stefan Schlick
Eastern Alberta - Prairies to Boreal Forest

June 7-14, 2018

 

From prairie badlands through aspen parkland to boreal forest, we will find an amazing assortment of bird species on this one week exploration of Alberta east of the Rockies. Only a short flight away from Portland we may find some of the more sought-after species of warblers such as Connecticut, Canada, Mourning, Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted, Cape May and Blackburnian Warbler as well as Philadelphia Vireo, Le Conte’s and Nelson’s Sparrow.  All of those will be singing their heart out in early June.

Our trip will begin in the prairies searching for Lark Bunting, Chestnut-collared and McCown’s Longspur, Baird’s Sparrow and Sprague’s Pipit. Every water hole will be filled with a good assortment of prairie waterfowl and prairie shorebirds like the Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit and Upland Sandpiper are also on the target list. A highlight of this tour will be a stop at Dinosaur Provincial Park, one of the most significant and richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Dinosaur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 35 dinosaur species found and is famous for in-situ displays of fossil bones along the scenic loop road. Needless to say, the birding is good there as well.

A drive north from the prairies will take us to aspen parkland and the boreal forest. The dominant vegetation of boreal forest includes both black and white spruce and quaking aspen as well as willow-lined fens and bogs which is home to many of the eastern breeders that we will be searching for.

 

Leader:  Stefan Schlick, Dan van den Broek

Fee: $1995 members/$2195 non-members

Deposit: $1000

Group size: limited to 10 participants

 

Fee Includes: All ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, local guide fees and tips, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. 

 

Not included: Airfare to & from Portland, and dinners. 

 
REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

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