KOS Spring Meeting in Junction City, Kansas May 2 – 4, 2014
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The 2014 KOS Spring meeting returns to the Flint Hills for some truly spectacular birding. Birding in multiple ecosystems awaits the birder in the northern Flint Hills. Milford Lake and the wetlands north of Wakefield hold the possibility of shorebirds and waterbirds and a great deal of accessible land in Geary, Dickinson and Clay counties awaits birders. To the south lies Council Grove Reservoir in Morris County. Field trips to Ft. Riley (photo ID required for admittance) can take you into some phenomenal old growth riparian deciduous timber. Additional birding locations include Geary State Fishing Lake, Herington Reservoirs and Walla Walla Road. Saturday night there will be an excursion to listen for nightjars and owls.


The Hampton Inn will be the headquarter hotel with a housing block guaranteed through April 15th at the rate of $81 for a double (request KOS block). This includes hot and cold breakfast items and bagged to go options as well. Breakfast will be starting at 5:30 a.m. to make sure you are fueled up, caffeinated up and ready to go for a day’s worth of birding! Field trips will depart from the parking lots at the Hampton Inn. There are numerous other housing options in the area – several are listed below. Camping information is available on request or at the CVB website listed below.


Saturday evening meal will be at Cox Brothers BBQ http://www.coxbbq.com/. Order off the menu (meal cost not included in your registration).  Sunday’s box lunch and compilation will be in the outlet area (Shelter #11, the only one in the outlet area) of Milford Lake. Jaye and Chuck Otte are your hosts for this year’s spring meeting so feel free to contact them if you have any questions or special requests: otte2@cox.net.



Friday: 7 – 10 pm       Meet, greet and socialize in the meeting room at Hampton Inn, 1039 South Washington, Junction City, right off I-70 at Exit 296.


Saturday: 6:30 am      Field Trips depart from the parking lots at Hampton Inn.


Saturday noon:           Lunch on your own


Saturday: 7:00 pm      Meet at Cox Brothers BBQ for dinner, 812 East Chestnut, Junction City

                                    (nightjar and owling follow)


Sunday: 6:30 am         Field Trips depart from the parking lots at Hampton Inn.


Sunday noon:              Box lunch and compilation at Milford Lake Outlet Area, Shelter #11
                                   (only shelter in the outlet area!)



Hampton Inn               1039 South Washington, Junction City, 785-579-6950 (Exit 296)


Holiday Inn Express   120 N East Street, Junction City, 785-762-4200 (Exit 298)


Comfort Inn                221 East Ash Street, Junction City, 785-579-5787 (Exit 298)


Candlewood Suites     100 S Hammons Drive, Junction City, 785-238-1454 (Exit 298)


Additional lodging listed at Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau website http://www.junctioncity.org/