POSTPONED: South end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Benewah County, Idaho
Trip Leader: Charles Swift
Meet: 7:00 AM, Heyburn State Park Headquarters east of Plummer, Idaho
NOTE: This trip has been postponed, likely until September. Contact Charles Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-301-8173 if you are interested.
We will cover Heyburn State Park from Chatcolet to Benewah Lake, continuing east to St. Maries and time permitting north to Harrison. From Harrison participants can complete the loop around Lake Coeur d’Alene and return west via I-90 or backtrack the way we came.
Habitats covered include mixed conifer and riparian forest, marsh, and open water for a wide variety of regional resident and breeding species. We should expect to find close 100 species including some north Idaho specialities such as breeding Red-necked Grebes, Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, and with a good chance for Least Flycatcher, and possibly breeding Black Terms if we get up to Harrison.
For questions contact the trip leader Charles Swift at email@example.com or 208-301-8173. Lodging and camping options are available in the area. Trip limited to ~12 participants following WOS guidlines, car pooling encouraged.
Until further notice, these mandatory COVID guidelines for COVID-safe field trips will be in place:
— Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
— Drive on your own, or with members of your household. At your own risk and discretion, you may drive with others if all are vaccinated, face masks are worn, and it’s mutually agreed by the riders.
— Wear a face covering at all times.
— Remain at least 6 feet apart at all times.
— Bring your own scope and avoid sharing. If sharing, sanitize eye piece and maintain social distancing.