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Barr Lake Bioblitz

June 3, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT

Do you enjoy exploring the natural world and discovering new things, building your bird list, and connecting with fellow nature lovers and bird enthusiasts?

Then join us for the 2023 Bird Conservancy of the Rockies BioBlitz and Community Science Celebration! Enjoy a day of exploration as we count as many different species as we can at Barr Lake State Park, learn about the park’s biodiversity, and celebrate community science!

You’ll join scientists and experts on short walks around Barr Lake State Park where you search for, identify and record as many species as possible! Do you like birds? Join the ornithologists group! Do you want to learn about plants? Join the botanists group! Do you want practice your bird identification skills? Join a bird walk! Just want to hang out and enjoy a beautiful Colorado day? There will be lots of things to do at the Nature Center base camp! You can join survey groups anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

2023 BioBlitz Schedule

(additional surveys are being added daily so check back often!)

7:00-9:00 a.m. Bird Banding demonstration at our Banding Station (concurrent with bird surveys)
7:00-8:00 a.m. Guided Bird Survey
8:00-9:00 a.m. Guided Bird Survey
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Guided Reptile and Amphibian Survey
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Guided Insect Survey
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Guided Reptile and Amphibian Survey
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Guided Insect Survey
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch!
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Meet the Experts!
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Guided Plant Survey
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Guided Plant Survey
3:00 p.m. BioBlitz Wrap-Up

BioBlitz participation is free, but there is a $10 state park fee unless you have an Annual State Parks Pass.


June 3, 2023
7:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
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Sherry Nickolaus, Education Director
(303) 659-4348 x11


Barr Lake State Park
13401 Picadilly Road
Brighton, Colorado 80603
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