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Birding for All

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for monthly accessible outings in 2024! We want to include birders and non-birders of all abilities, including those with seen and unseen disabilities. Binoculars, field guides, and adaptive equipment will be available to borrow.

This month’s theme is: Nests and Eggs

In partnership with Birdability®, a non-profit whose mission is, “To share the joys of birding with people who have disabilities, and to ensure that birding is accessible to everybody.”

This program is free to attend thanks to our generous donors and grant funders. If you are able, we suggest a donation of $7/person so we can keep this impactful programming going! Registration is required!

Birding for All

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for monthly accessible outings in 2024! We want to include birders and non-birders of all abilities, including those with seen and unseen disabilities. Binoculars, field guides, and adaptive equipment will be available to borrow.

This month’s theme is: The Magic of Migration

In partnership with Birdability®, a non-profit whose mission is, “To share the joys of birding with people who have disabilities, and to ensure that birding is accessible to everybody.”

This program is free to attend thanks to our generous donors and grant funders. If you are able, we suggest a donation of $7/person so we can keep this impactful programming going! Registration is required!

The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Come enjoy birds, explore our local ecosystems, and take part in this worldwide event! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a community science project, designed to engage any and all in bird watching and population monitoring. Learn how you can contribute to bird conservation from your own backyard! Families and children encouraged!

We’ll run a bird walk for the first two hours and host a kid-friendly DIY bird feeder workshop for the last. Feeder kits provided by Brighton Lowe’s. This event is free, but registration is required.

CLICK HERE to register today!

Family Christmas Bird Count

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

December’s theme is ‘Family Christmas Bird Count’. Did you know that every winter since 1900, scientists and birders alike have gathered together in an effort to count birds? We invite your family to join us for a morning of citizen science, observing the birds around Barr Lake and discussing the impact we can have on understanding bird populations.

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

Scholarships are available. Please complete THIS FORM BEFORE you register and wait for a reply from a Bird Conservancy staff member.

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

Our community of practice is to be an organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.

Homeschool Bird Banding Day 2

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

August’s theme is ‘Bird Banding’. There’s no better time and place to learn about the science of studying bird migratory patterns than joining in on a bird banding station visit! On either of these dates in August, join us as we open the nets for the Fall 2024 season aiming to capture and band different migratory songbirds. We’ll visit our station located at Barr Lake, learning from Bird Conservancy volunteers and scientists about why we band birds as well as what we can learn from this project!

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

Scholarships are available. Please complete THIS FORM BEFORE you register and wait for a reply from a Bird Conservancy staff member.

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

Our community of practice is to be an organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.

Homeschool Bird Banding Day 1

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

August’s theme is ‘Bird Banding’. There’s no better time and place to learn about the science of studying bird migratory patterns than joining in on a bird banding station visit! On either of these dates in August, join us as we open the nets for the Fall 2024 season aiming to capture and band different migratory songbirds. We’ll visit our station located at Barr Lake, learning from Bird Conservancy volunteers and scientists about why we band birds as well as what we can learn from this project!

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

Scholarships are available. Please complete THIS FORM BEFORE you register and wait for a reply from a Bird Conservancy staff member.

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

Our community of practice is to be an organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.

Birds of Prey! Family & Homeschool Program

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

May’s theme is ‘Birds of Prey’. Some of our most impressive avian residents in Colorado and at Barr lake are the incredible birds of prey. From their eyesight to their adept flight patterns these birds are very well adapted to the role they play in our ecosystems. We’ll be joined by Nature’s Educators and their education animals to see birds of prey up close and see the adaptations of these birds first hand.

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

Scholarships are available. Please complete THIS FORM BEFORE you register and wait for a reply from a Bird Conservancy staff member.

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

Our community of practice is to be an organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.

Birdhouse

Bird Houses! Family & Homeschool Program

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

April’s theme is ‘Bird Houses’. With the beginning of spring nesting season, many birds along the front range are looking for places to safely build their nests. In this month’s Family & Homeschool program we will be building birdhouses for your backyards while learning all about nesting species and ways to care for our birdy neighbors.

Each Child’s registration will include a birdhouse kit to build together during this program. Additional kits for parents are available in the session options.

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

Scholarships are available. Please complete THIS FORM BEFORE you register and wait for a reply from a Bird Conservancy staff member.

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

Our community of practice is to be an organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.

Bird Song Family & Homeschool Program

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

March’s theme is ‘Bird Song’. From the call of an eagle to the rhythmic chirp of a backyard bird, bird songs and calls are something many of us have come to know. In this program we’ll learn more about bird songs & build a working knowledge of how these sounds play an important role in the world of birds.

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

Scholarships are available. Please complete THIS FORM BEFORE you register and wait for a reply from a Bird Conservancy staff member.

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

Our community of practice is to be an organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, colors and creeds to join in, benefit from and contribute to our mission. We strive for inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status.