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Recent Bird Sightings-May 30

Spring Migration is winding down some, but not over yet. Bird sightings seem to vary with time of day and water conditions across the area.  Mornings and evenings are seeing the best bird activity as opposed to during the middle of the day.  Many of the public pools at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Pools 2, 3a, 3b, 4a, and 4b) are being dewatered in order for KDWPT staff to conduct vegetation and habitat management this […]

Recent Bird Sightings-April 23

Spring Migration is in full swing! Bird sightings continue to change almost daily and with the weather and water conditions right now at Cheyenne Bottoms.   Plan to make multiple trips to the wetlands this Spring, as it is fun to see the bird diversity change from day to day as new birds arrive throughout the next couple months. Shorebird numbers and diversity is changing most drastically right now.  We are entering the peak 2-3 weeks […]

Recent Bird Sightings-March 19

Spring Migration continues to ramp up! Bird sightings continue to change quite frequently right now at Cheyenne Bottoms.   Plan to make multiple trips to the wetlands this Spring, as it is fun to see the bird diversity change from day to day as new birds arrive throughout the next couple months. Several “First of Season” birds were reported this past week, including: Great Egret and Eastern Phoebe. Other common birds to see right now include: […]

Recent Bird Sightings-March 5

Spring Migration is definitely happening! It is the time of year, when bird communities at Cheyenne Bottoms can change frequently.  We encourage you to make multiple trips to the wetlands, as it is fun to see the bird diversity change from day to day. Several “First of Season” birds were reported this past week, including: Long-billed dowitchers, Dunlin, Baird’s Sandpipers, Double-crested cormorant, and Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teal. Other common birds to see right now include: […]

Recent Bird Sightings-February 1

Winter birding at Cheyenne Bottoms is very dependent on the amount of open water.  After being frozen for most of January, much of the wetland pools in Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area have thawed, and waterfowl are returning in good numbers. Common birds to see right now include: Various raptors (Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawks), all geese species, many ducks, mergansers, Great Blue Herons, gulls, pelicans, black-birds, and a few sparrows. Water levels at Cheyenne […]

Recent Bird Sightings-October 24

Fall migration continues and we have seen a shift in the bird community at Cheyenne Bottoms over the last couple weeks.  Groups of birds are constantly arriving and leaving the area as weather fronts move birds through.  Many of the summer resident birds have now left, such as the egrets and swallows, but there are still a few remaining individuals that can be seen on certain days.  Sandhill cranes, geese, and ducks are on the […]

Recent Bird Sightings-September 19

Fall migration is rolling.  As most birders know, Fall migration at Cheyenne Bottoms is a drawn out process, with the first migrants being seen in mid-July and then birds trickling in throughout the next 4-5 months.  As we get into the Fall months, migration is very dependent on weather fronts that push waves of birds down from the north.  Birds are constantly arriving and leaving this time of year. Common birds to see right now […]

Recent Bird Sightings-August 28

Fall migration has been increasing each week.  As most birders know, Fall migration at Cheyenne Bottoms is a drawn out process, with the first migrants being seen in mid-July and then birds trickling in throughout the next 4-5 months.  As we get into the Fall months, migration is very dependent on weather fronts that push waves of birds down from the north. Right now, there are some great viewing of some great birds at Cheyenne […]