Tucson Audubon Society: Chestnut-collared Longspurs in Chihuahuan Grassland Field Trip
Possibly the fastest declining bird in all of North America, the Chestnut-collared Longspur has declined by more than 87% since 1966, largely due to habitat loss on its breeding grounds in north-central U.S., and its wintering grounds in the American southwest and north-central Mexico.
For over 10 years, Jennie MacFarland, Tucson Audubon’s Bird Conservation Biologist, has been leading surveys in Southeast Arizona’s grasslands to learn more about how we can support and protect this imperiled species. We will be collecting actual data for our ongoing study and recording what grass species are present where we find longspurs.
Directions for meeting location to be sent out to participants. Limited to 12 participants.
Leader: Jennie MacFarland, TAS Bird Conservation Biologist (email@example.com)
Registration fee: $20/member, $40/non-member*
*Why does this field trip cost money? Your generous support helps us to continue to offer an exceptional array of field trips and programming for the community.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate. Be prepared to walk over uneven terrain in tall grass and be prepared for very cold conditions at the start.
- Audience: Teen, Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Workshop