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World Migratory Bird Day 2023 – Bird Banding & Bird Walks
May 13 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am MDT
Join us for a special bird banding program for World Migratory Bird Day! This program is a drop-in style and registration is not required. Birding walks will leave from the parking lot every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., with the last walk leaving at 10 a.m.. Up to 20 people at a time can visit the banding station for up to 30 minutes. Register here for updates and cancellation notices.
Where: Pineridge Natural Area near Dixon Reservoir, Parking lot just up the hill to the east off County Road 42C. Parking in the Dixon Reservoir lot is limited on Saturdays. If you cannot find a parking spot, consider parking at the Maxwell parking lot or parking at Spring Canyon or Cottonwood Glen parks for a 2 mile hike in.
When: May 13, 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., meet at the north end of the parking lot.
Program Description: Dixon Reservoir is a great place for migrating birds. Check out the bird banding efforts of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and see what might be passing though. Fort Collins Natural Areas volunteer naturalists will be leading bird walks every 30 minutes starting at 7 a.m. to see what’s around the reservoir. Bring your binoculars if you have them and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with us!
Accessibility: Bird banding will take place a short walk (0.25 miles) down a steep hill in a shaded area. Birding walks will take place on a mostly easy to moderate dirt trail, but will start down a steep hill. Distances vary. Accessible parking and restrooms available. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact [email protected] or call 970-416-2815 for more information. People with disabilities are welcome to participate in all programs and we are happy to make any appropriate accommodations. Requests for disability-related services can be made during registration through the activity contact or by calling 970-416-2815 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the activity.
What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Bring sunscreen, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water.