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UPDATED INFO: Buena Vista Grasslands
Saturday, February 12, 2022 
Contact Adam Knueppel (

Participants will spend the morning touring this extensive grassland habitat to hopefully find a number of the birds that live or winter there.  Greater Prairie-Chicken will be a primary target, and a variety of raptors are often present – including Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks, as well as Snowy Owl.  Other species often include Common Redpoll, Snow Bunting, Horned Lark, and Northern Shrike.  This area is pretty wide open and wind can often be a factor, so dress warmly – even though we likely won’t stray too far from our vehicles.  The trip will start at 8:00 AM, and we plan to be done by 11 or 12.  (Please note that we do not plan to continue to the Necedah area, as we usually have in the past.)

Buena Vista Eagles trip3 1 24 15 Elm Rd looking at Snowy Owl

 Trip registration opens on January 12th.
Initially this event will be open only to WSO members and our field trips are free for members. Non-members are able to sign up within 14 days of the trip for a nominal fee of $10 per adult if spots remain open on trips with attendance limits. Further details about trip logistics will be sent to registrants prior to each field trip.