Birding at the Selman Ranch
As of January 26, 2008 the
Audubon Society has selected the Selman
Ranch as an Important Birding Area (IBA).
Sue accepted the award with great hopes of
continuing to improve the Selman Ranch.
Prime areas available for birding include
cottonwood gallery forest along several
perennial prairie streams, a salt flat along the Cimarron River
with several hundred acres,
cattail marshes, ponds, gypsum buttes,
cliffs, mesquite flats and acres and acres
of mid-grass and short-grass prairie.
The ranch is situated where East meets West
geographically, and both Eastern and Western
species nest here. Selman Ranch
protects a population of Lesser Prairie
Chickens, Least Terns, Snowy Plovers and a
host of grassland birds. Winter is
famous for the waterfowl, shorebirds, Swans,
Owls and other wanderers.
This Spring we will offer special areas
along the creek with feeders and other bird
and wildlife attractants for viewing and
photography. We will provide blinds
that will give excellent opportunities for
an up close look at the birds and other
wildlife such as Bobcats, Badgers, Deer, Fox
and more. We will add Sue's personal
Birding list soon.
Spring of 2008's Boots, Buckets and Chickens
at the Selman Ranch was a great success -
click here to read about it.