Birder's Guide

MAR 2016

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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March 2015 | Birder's Guide to Travel Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Cameron Carver 37 37 5 March 2016 | Birder's Guide to Travel U.S. record of the species. Four years later, breeding was documented in the Chisos Mountains. On 12 June, 1944, Big Bend National Park was established, protecting 708,221 acres (now 801,163 acres). Located within a large bend in the Rio Grande, the park includes areas of the Chisos Mountains and surrounding Chihuahuan Desert. Colima Warblers begin to return in mid- to late March, with the bulk returning by mid-April. They nest widely in suitable habi - tat throughout the high Chisos but are most numerous along the upper Pinnacles Trail and in the vicinity of Boot Springs. Pinnacles Trail (known to birders as the "Colima Death March") is a grueling 3.5-mile hike from the Chisos Basin parking lot up the side of the moun - tain. Start early, bring plen- ty of water, and don't feed the Mexican Jays!

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