Wyoming Birding Bonanza 2013: May 1-31
Join the Bonanza!
The Wyoming Birding Bonanza is a statewide birding event aimed at promoting birding and the sharing of sightings across Wyoming. The event is open to anyone in Wyoming! Go birding, submit your observations (www.ebird.org), compete for prizes and bragging rights. Get started!
Contact Matt Carling, UW Vertebrate Collection Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-766-6169, with questions.
Special Mission 2013: Black-backed Woodpecker in Laramie Peak area
All summer long!
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) is a large woodpecker found primarily in the Yellowstone and Black Hills regions of Wyoming. Because of this species' uncanny ability to find recent-burned forests to call home, it is suspected that Black-backed Woodpeckers will appear in the Laramie Peak area in central Wyoming. The Black Hills population was recently petitioned for protection under the Endangered Species Act - and we need your help to search for this bird in the Laramie Peak area, and submit your observations to eBird!
Getting started is easy! Download the information packet here. Then go to the Laramie Peak area, search high and low, and let us know via eBird whether you do or don't see this species there. This is a summer-long activity, not just for the month of May!
Special Mission 2013: Brown-capped Rosy-finch in Medicine Bow Peak area
All summer long!
Various alpine-adapted species are found in very limited areas in Wyoming. The Medicine Bow Peak region in southern Wyoming is one of these areas. For one species, the Brown-capped Rosy-finch (Leucosticte australis), the Medicine Bow peak region is the only location in Wyoming the species is known to regularly occur. Scientists, resource managers and birders want to know more about the population density and distribution of this finch species in the Medicine Bow Peak area – you can help!
Getting started is easy! Download the information packet here. Then go to the Medicine Bow Peak area, search high and low, and let us know via eBird whether you do or don't see this species there. We will gladly take observations for as long as the snow allows visitors to get into this area.