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Release Date: 04/23/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Rawlins Invites Public on Migratory Bird Field Tour

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office invites the public on a bird walk in the George Dew/Red Wash Wetlands on May 10 to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD).

At 8 a.m., a short presentation on the importance of birds to ecosystems and humans, tips for bird identification and directions to the wetlands will be given at the Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, Wyo. The tour will follow with a one hour drive 30 miles south to the wetlands and will include several stops.

The bird walk will take a total of four to five hours and cover mostly flat terrain. Participants should wear hiking boots or shoes and bring binoculars or a camera, sunscreen or a hat, bug spray, a snack and water. Snacks and extra water will be provided. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Transportation to the wetlands will not be provided.

IMBD celebrates and brings attention to bird migration and conservation and is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. It is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

For more information, please contact Sandra Taylor at 307-328-4200 or Frank Blomquist at 307-328-4207.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 04-23-2014