The 61st Annual Spring Birdwalk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be held in the park’s South Unit on Sunday, June 7. The birdwalk is sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association, the park’s non-profit partner. The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association sells books and other interpretive materials in park visitor centers and donates the proceeds to the national park.
The leisurely one-hour stroll begins at 6:30 a.m. MDT and is for novice and experienced birders alike. Participants should meet at the Cottonwood Campground registration area. Each year, 40-50 species are observed during this popular outing and during the last 20 years over 80 different species have been sighted.
Following the walk, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association will host its annual Chuck Wagon Breakfast at the Cottonwood Campground Picnic Area. The menu includes buttermilk pancakes, country sausage, cowboy coffee and juice. We will be charging a small fee to help defray expenses of the meal. Those interested in attending the breakfast are encouraged to make reservations in order to assist in planning the event.
Participants should bring binoculars, field guides, and keen eyes to help record the day’s sightings. To make reservations for the breakfast, call 701-623-4884 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.