Ranney Ranch, Corona, New Mexico
Sunday, September 17, 7:00 am
Join Christopher Rustay and Beth Bardwell for a beautiful, moderately strenuous 2-mile round-trip walk on Ranney Ranch just east of Corona, New Mexico. We will walk from Ranch Headquarters along the Gallo drainage through shortgrass prairie and pinyon-juniper habitat to observe resident and wintering grassland birds. We may see birds like Grasshopper Sparrows, and longspurs.
RSVP for lunch at email@example.com. Ranney Ranch grass-fed beef burgers will be served for lunch. Ranney Ranch is New Mexico’s first ranch to pursue enrollment in the Audubon’s Conservation Ranching program, a program to enhance and restore millions of acres of grassland bird habitat across the Great Plains by partnering with ranchers to implement sustainable grazing practices. We will provide a short talk about the Ranney Ranch and the Audubon Conservation Ranching program at lunch.
Meet: 7:00 am at the Corona Mini Mart (181 Main St, Corona, NM 88318) located at the intersection of Highway 54 and Highway 247 in Corona, New Mexico. The trip will end after lunch. No 4-wheel drive vehicle required. Carpooling from Corona Mini Mart to Ranch Headquarters (about 13.5 miles) is encouraged. Camping is available in the National Forest including limited campsites in the Red Cloud Campground 18mi SW Corona Via US 54. Motels are available in Mountainair and Carrizozo about a 50 minute drive from Corona either direction. It is about 4.5 hours to Corona from Silver City.
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