Guided birding tour on conserved river ranch

A Northern Flicker clutches to a tree at Cattails Golfcourse in Alamosa. Birders will see a wide array of bird species at the guided birding tour on May 18

ALAMOSA — Community members are invited to a free, guided birding tour on a beautiful, conserved river ranch just west of Alamosa, on Saturday, May 18 from 7:30-11 a.m. Hosted by the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT), this is a special chance to explore a private ranch along the river, with lush wetlands and abundant bird life. 

Beginners are welcome and the tour will cover basics as well as give experienced birders access to a special area of rich habitat. The tour leader is wildlife biologist, birder extraordinaire, and RiGHT Board member Doug Clark. Last year’s participants identified 31 species of birds, including the Black-headed Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting and the Western Kingbird.

It’s irrigation season so remember to wear your waterproof boots and bring your binoculars of course! 

Space is limited, so please call to register and receive your directions to the ranch today at (719) 657-0800 or email [email protected] More information about RiGHT’s conservation work along the Rio Grande and across the San Luis Valley is available at www.riograndelandtrust.org.

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