Join us for some high-elevation birding at beautiful Lockett Meadow, just north of Flagstaff, among the aspen, fir and spruce that surround an open meadow with small ponds. We’ll look for birds typical of pine and mixed-conifer forest (nuthatches, chickadees, warblers, woodpeckers, titmice, robins) plus some special birds that only show up in high altitudes such as Clark’s Nutcracker, Pinyon, Steller’s and Gray Jays, Red Crossbill, Hermit Thrush and Mountain and Western Bluebirds. We will walk around the meadow, check out the ponds and campgrounds, and then hike the forest trail for a little ways for a total distance of around 1 to 2 miles.
Difficulty: 2 – Bring a lunch
Meet at 07:00 AM at the Fry’s Electronics parking lot on the SE corner of 31st Ave and Thunderbird at the far eastern side of the lot, under the trees. A second meeting spot (7:30am) will be at the McDonalds near Carefree Hwy and I-17. From I-17, go east on Carefree, past the first light, and the McDonald’s will be on the left.