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Mar 01

The Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms

Posted on March 1, 2022 at 2:36 PM by Bill Sowers

Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms cover smallTHE BIRDS OF CHEYENNE BOTTOMS

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and February 2nd was World Wetlands Day.  In honor of the days the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library is offering up a wonderful publication for your viewing this week. Written by Robert L. Penner III, the book, "The Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms," was published in 2009 by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks with assistance from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and the Nature Conservancy.  It includes information and great graphics of birds who frequent the region, a map and information on Cheyenne Bottoms. 
You can view this book at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library here:


For those unfamiliar with Cheyenne Bottoms it is a wetland in the central Great Plains of North America. Occupying approximately 41,000 acres in central Kansas, it lies northeast of the city of Great Bend.

Here's the table of contents for the book:
Author Biography and Acknowledgements
Cheyenne Bottoms
Map of Cheyenne Bottoms 
Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve
Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Management Area
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Sources of Data
Using the Species Accounts
Species Accounts
Appendix A, Checklist of Mammals, Reptiles, Turtles and Amphibians of Cheyenne Bottoms 
Appendix B, Cheyenne Bottoms Bird Checklist
Appendix C, Chronology of Shorebird Season of Occurrence at Cheyenne Bottoms