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Lye Creek Fall Sparrows Field Trip

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Free – $10

Swamp Sparrow by Shari McCollough

The Lye Creek Prairie Burn is an 88-acre wetland in north central Montgomery County that is a part of the larger Lye Creek Prairie. Join IAS for a special fall trip in search of the special “orange” sparrows and other late migrants that pass through this unique property. With seasonal water levels, it’s possible to find both Nelson’s and LeConte’s Sparrow. The chances rise with many eyes to help search! Additionally, the burn can be good for late migrating warblers, such as Palm and Orange-crowned Warbler. Late shorebirds, such as Dunlin and snipe can also be seen.

The field trip will begin at the Burn on Saturday, October 10. Registered participants will meet at 9:00 AM and bird the site for a couple of hours, ending around lunchtime. The field trip will be led by Clint Murray and IAS Board Member, Shari McCollough. Registration is required below, as most IAS trips fill fast. For more information, email Shari at shar_m_mac@yahoo.com.

To comply with CDC recommendations, all IAS field trips this fall will have the follow restrictions:

  • All IAS trip participants must pre-register in advance for upcoming field trips
  • All IAS 2020 Field Trips are limited to 10 participants
  • All participants are recommended to utilize facial covering and/or social distancing during the field trip
  • All participants should plan on traveling separately rather than carpool during multiple location trips

All participants must read and agree to the IAS Field Trip Release to participate in IAS led events and trips.  Field trips are free for IAS- Members and $10 for non-members. We hope to see you there!


October 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free – $10
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