This trip will be led by Claudia Kirshner.
We will spend the day exploring the agricultural fields in Santa Cruz flats. This is a reliable place for wintering raptors including Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Merlin, and Crested Caracara. We will scope the sod farm areas for Mountain Plover and the fields for Horned Larks, Meadowlarks, Bendire’s Thrasher, and Vesper, Lincoln’s, Brewer’s, Savannah Sparrows.
There are no facilities in the flats so bring water, lunch, snacks etc. and a scope if you have one.
This trip is limited to 2 cars.