Spring Count 2019
In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday May 11, we are conducting our annual Spring Count in the Grand Valley and surrounding areas. There are 12 count areas, each led by experienced birders. Description of each area, leaders and leader contact info are listed below. Please register for the area you'd like to count and contact the area leader for information on when and where to meet. Happy Spring Birding!
AREA 1: We will be counting birds in the Mack Area: Utah State line to 13 Rd, north to County line, Rabbit Valley, Brewster Ridge, Highline St Park. The area leader is Peter Robinson: 970-250-0409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA 2: We will be counting birds in the Fruita-Loma Area: Fruita from 13 Rd to 23 Rd, Big Salt Wash, Fruita St Park, Skipper’s Island, N. Fruita Desert to County line. The area leader is Doug Diekman: 970-312-4518 or email@example.com
AREA 3: We will be counting birds in Grand Junction: E. of 23 Rd/Redlands Pkwy to 30 Rd, Grand Junction & Walter Walker State Wildlife Areas and Connected Lakes St Park.
The area leaders are: Carol Ortenzio – 23 Rd to 30 Rd, Leon Thurmon – Connected Lakes
Carol: 970-216-8762, Protenz278@gmail.com
Leon: 970-712-7153, firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA 4: We will be count birds in the Clifton/Palisade area: Clifton30 Rd to 42 Rd, Corn Lake St Park; West Lake Wildlife Area, Clifton Sewage Ponds, Clifton Marsh, Palisade. The area leader is Mike Campbell: 970-846-8517 or email@example.com.
AREA 5: We will be counting birds in the DeBeque Area: Plateau Creek from I-70 to De Beque Cutoff, Greater De Beque Triangle and town. The area leaders are Paul & Fran Didier: 970-242-8643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA 6: We will be counting birds in the Upper Plateau Valley area from junction Hwy 65 & 330 to Colbran, Jerry Ck Reservoirs, Molina, area S. of Hwy 330 and East Mesa County Above Collbran including Vega State Park to County Line (if accessible.) The area leader is Kathleen McGinley: 970-712-0980 or email@example.com
AREA 7: We will be counting birds in the Grand Mesa area: Town of Mesa east to 52.5 Rd (Shannon) and Powderhorn, top of Grand Mesa to Delta County Line (Cecilia). The area leaders are Shannon Young and Cecilia Barr. *Some hiking may be required*
Shannon Young: 970-260-1118, Mtngirl1111@gmail.com
Cecilia Barr: 970-241-3905, firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA 8: We will be counting birds South of the CO River: Horsethief & Leatha Jean Stassen SWA's, Colorado NM. E to Redlands Pkwy, Tiara Rado. The area leader is Debbie Turbidy: 954-790-5187 or email@example.com
AREA 9: We will be counting birds in the Glade Park area: Mud Springs, Fruita Reservoirs and Pinion Mesa to Utah State line. The area leader is Eileen Cunningham: 970-623-4400 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA 10: We will be counting birds from Uncompahgre Divide Rd to Delta County Line, Whitewater to East Creek. The area leader is Connie Moffat: 970-210-5588 or Jcmoffat_5@msn.com
AREA 11: We will be counting birds in the Gateway Area: Unaweep Divide down West Creek To Gateway, Dolores River Canyon & John Browns Canyon. The area leader is Janet Gallenstein. Please contact Janet at email@example.com or (413) 250-4101
AREA 12: We will be counting birds around Kannah Creek, Lands End Road, Reeder Mesa, Cheney & Juniata Reservoirs, Dominquez Canyon, Hunting Grounds. The area leaders are Mark and Denise Vollmar: 970-623-4488 or 210-6421 (cell) or LonePine@charter.net