Thursday Birders

As of June 3, 2021, Thursday Birders will conduct outings under updated Covid-19 protocols, described in the following link: Covid Protocols


June 3, 2021

Good news for Thursday Birders!

We will be starting to meet again with our first trip on June 17th. The first few weeks include well-known, local venues that have been visited during this time in previous years, and where we can socially distance but still bird together. During that time, we will ask for members’ input for the remainder of 2021. We are also excited that we have been invited to visit the Long’s and Simm’s ranches on July 22nd to get updates on many birds that are regular visitors to that area.

We do not yet have a system for weekly leaders, but would like to propose that anyone who would like to act as a guide at any location on the calendar, let us know as soon as possible. We hope that these guides will know the location of the trip, its current status, and will be able to make sure members know what route to take once we have assembled to begin the walk. It will be an added bonus if guides have scouted out the area for potential bird sightings prior to the walk!

If you have any questions about the Thursday Birders trips, please contact Glenda or Shannon.


For a short history of the Thursday Birders and species seen over the years, visit our “About Thursday Birders” page.


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June 17

Alameda Open Space – 9AM – 12PM

http://openspacealliance.org/where-is-open-space/bosque-north-destinations/alameda-picnic-area-trail/
Difficulty Level – one and a half miles – flat with some uneven trails
Meet in the parking lot south of Alameda Blvd NW.
GPS Coordinates – (35.195001, -106.640015)
Click to view: Checklist 6/17/21

June 24

Oak Flats – 8AM – 11AM

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cibola/recarea/?recid=64438
Difficulty Level – one and a half miles – slight incline with paved and uneven trails
Meet in west most parking lot
GPS Coordinates – (34.9970785, -106.3200691)

July 1

Willow Creek Bosque Open Space – 8AM – 11AM

https://rrnm.gov/1956/Willow-Creek-Bosque
Difficulty Level – one and a half miles – flat with some uneven trails
Meet in trailhead parking lot
GPS Coordinates – (35.3036589, -106.5789123)

July 8

Ojito de San Antonio Open Space – 8AM – 11AM

https://www.bernco.gov/community-services/ojito-de-san-antonio-1.aspx
Difficulty Level – one and a half miles – slight incline with some uneven trails
Meet in the parking lot behind the church. Please do not park in the church parking lot.
GPS Coordinates – (35.1019736, -106.3801391)

July 15

Corrales Bosque – 8AM – 11AM

https://www.corrales-nm.org/parksrec/page/corrales-bosque-preserve
Difficulty Level – one and a half miles – flat with some uneven trails
Exact location of meet to be announced.

July 22

*Simm’s Ranch and Bonnie Long’s home – 9:45AM – 12PM

Bonnie will meet us at 9:45AM at the entrance to the Simms Ranch on NM 337, six miles south of Chilili, past mile marker 5. Please bring a sack lunch.
Difficulty Level – This is a seated event, outdoors at two private homes.
*NOTE: You must call Bonnie at (505) 379-1985 or email her at cantrade_1@yahoo.com before July 19th if you plan on attending this event.

July 29

Pueblo Montaño Open Space – 9AM – 12PM

https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/lands/rio-grande-valley-state-park
Meet in the trail head parking lot on the south side of Montano Rd NW, just east of Coors Blvd NW
Difficulty Level – two miles – flat with some uneven trails
GPS Coordinates – (35.1478860, -106.6841742)

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