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Lye Creek Burn Longspur Field Trip
April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Lye Creek Burn is an 88-acre wetland in north central Montgomery County that is a part of the larger Lye Creek Prairie. The site and it’s birding potential were first discovered in April 2001 as Clint Murray was on my way to check some corn fields he had marked for Smith’s Longspurs. Upon seeing the site and shorebirds present, he knew immediately that this was a place to watch.
The field trip will begin at the Burn on Saturday, April 9. Registered participants will meet at 9:00 AM ET and bird the site for a couple of hours, ending around lunchtime. In recent years, The Burn has been the place to be for Smith’s Longspurs and American Golden Plovers. Both of which will be targets during the morning birding. By this date, an assortment of waterbirds, shorebirds, and sparrows should also be present.
The field trip will be led by IAS Board Member, Shari McCollough. Registration is required below, as most IAS trips fill fast. Registration is free for IAS members, and $10 for non-members. For additional questions, message Shari McCollough. For a full list of species seen a The Burn, visit the eBird hotspot.
Exact Coordinates of Location: 40.13495° N, 86.86362° W
Photo by Shari McCollough.