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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.

Birding for All – Guided visits to the Bird Banding Station

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Bird Conservancy educators will lead accessible tours out to our Bird Banding Station where participants will have the opportunity to see birds up close and personal and learn about the process of bird banding. Tours will be appropriate for people living with a broad range of both seen and unseen disabilities.

Tours will begin outside of the Nature Center at Barr Lake State Park (13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO 80603). Access to the banding station requires crossing a moderately inclined foot bridge and traveling approximately .3 miles on a hard packed, gravel trail. If you would like any assistance navigating this please let us know.

Advanced registration is required. Please contact [email protected] to reserve your spot today!

The Journey of a Red Crossbill

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The Red Crossbill, Loxia curvistra, is a peculiar finch found among the spruces, firs, pines, and hemlocks of coniferous woodlands. The Red Crossbill is one of three of the 17 finch species in North America that have an unusual, but spectacular beak. Per their name, the crossbill has a crossed bill. You may be thinking, what does having a crossed bill have to do with the journey of a crossbill? Everything.

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Pineridge Banding Station Programs

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Visit our Bird Banding Station located at Pineridge Natural Area this fall for an up close and personal experience with birds! You will have a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. You will also learn about specialized bird adaptations and behavior, annual migration, crucial habitat requirements, and key conservation issues. Bird banding data increases our knowledge and understanding of birds and is often utilized in management and conservation projects!

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from September 8th – October 6th, 2023.

One hour programs are available Tuesday – Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (closed Sunday & Mondays).

The programs are provided at no cost, but registration is required!

Schedule is weather permitting. Station is closed during precipitation or high winds, and may close early during very hot weather and open later if very cold. Parking closest to the Banding Station is at Maxwell Natural Area (3502 CR 42C Fort Collins, CO). From there, access to the Station requires a very short walk across a road, then down and up a small hill on a packed dirt trail. Please note, this location is not easily wheelchair accessible.

Please note: Please check the website below for up to date closures of Pineridge Natural Area. If Pineridge Natural Area is closed, the banding station is closed as well.
https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status

For more information: Sarah Doxon at (303) 659-4348 x 53 or [email protected]

Pineridge Banding Station Programs

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Visit our Bird Banding Station located at Pineridge Natural Area this fall for an up close and personal experience with birds! You will have a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. You will also learn about specialized bird adaptations and behavior, annual migration, crucial habitat requirements, and key conservation issues. Bird banding data increases our knowledge and understanding of birds and is often utilized in management and conservation projects!

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from September 8th – October 6th, 2023.

One hour programs are available Tuesday – Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (closed Sunday & Mondays).

The programs are provided at no cost, but registration is required!

Schedule is weather permitting. Station is closed during precipitation or high winds, and may close early during very hot weather and open later if very cold. Parking closest to the Banding Station is at Maxwell Natural Area (3502 CR 42C Fort Collins, CO). From there, access to the Station requires a very short walk across a road, then down and up a small hill on a packed dirt trail. Please note, this location is not easily wheelchair accessible.

Please note: Please check the website below for up to date closures of Pineridge Natural Area. If Pineridge Natural Area is closed, the banding station is closed as well.
https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status

For more information: Sarah Doxon at (303) 659-4348 x 53 or [email protected]

Pineridge Banding Station Programs

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Visit our Bird Banding Station located at Pineridge Natural Area this fall for an up close and personal experience with birds! You will have a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. You will also learn about specialized bird adaptations and behavior, annual migration, crucial habitat requirements, and key conservation issues. Bird banding data increases our knowledge and understanding of birds and is often utilized in management and conservation projects!

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from September 8th – October 6th, 2023.

One hour programs are available Tuesday – Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (closed Sunday & Mondays).

The programs are provided at no cost, but registration is required!

Schedule is weather permitting. Station is closed during precipitation or high winds, and may close early during very hot weather and open later if very cold. Parking closest to the Banding Station is at Maxwell Natural Area (3502 CR 42C Fort Collins, CO). From there, access to the Station requires a very short walk across a road, then down and up a small hill on a packed dirt trail. Please note, this location is not easily wheelchair accessible.

Please note: Please check the website below for up to date closures of Pineridge Natural Area. If Pineridge Natural Area is closed, the banding station is closed as well.
https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status

For more information: Sarah Doxon at (303) 659-4348 x 53 or [email protected]

Pineridge Banding Station Programs

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Visit our Bird Banding Station located at Pineridge Natural Area this fall for an up close and personal experience with birds! You will have a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. You will also learn about specialized bird adaptations and behavior, annual migration, crucial habitat requirements, and key conservation issues. Bird banding data increases our knowledge and understanding of birds and is often utilized in management and conservation projects!

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from September 8th – October 6th, 2023.

One hour programs are available Tuesday – Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (closed Sunday & Mondays).

The programs are provided at no cost, but registration is required!

Schedule is weather permitting. Station is closed during precipitation or high winds, and may close early during very hot weather and open later if very cold. Parking closest to the Banding Station is at Maxwell Natural Area (3502 CR 42C Fort Collins, CO). From there, access to the Station requires a very short walk across a road, then down and up a small hill on a packed dirt trail. Please note, this location is not easily wheelchair accessible.

Please note: Please check the website below for up to date closures of Pineridge Natural Area. If Pineridge Natural Area is closed, the banding station is closed as well.
https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status

For more information: Sarah Doxon at (303) 659-4348 x 53 or [email protected]