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Quick Frozen Critters, Squirrel Fingers & Edible Animal Scat?

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A Red-tailed Hawk is circling as it hunts for its prey. The rabbit pauses in its quest for food sensing danger. It freezes. Then quickly darts for cover. The fierce raptor makes a stealthy move towards its intended target. The rabbit flees quickly for the safety of its shelter and narrowly escapes the outstretched talons of the hawk. The rabbit is safe for now. The hawk will continue its hunt in hopes of catching a different rabbit, and its next tasty meal. 

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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!

Birds & Brews Spring Fundraiser

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Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is excited to announce our first annual spring Birds & Brews!

This exciting new event will bring together bird lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, and community leaders from throughout Scottsbluff and beyond to celebrate our feathered friends. The evening’s proceeds will support Bird Conservancy’s environmental education projects locally and across the Nebraska Panhandle and High Plains.

The evening’s proceeds will support Bird Conservancy’s Nebraska bird banding stations at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Chadron State Park. Guests will enjoy locally grown and crafted cider and wine while mingling with fellow supporters and taking part in fun activities.

UPDATE: Due to the change in weather this event will now be held at A Venue Off Broadway. 17 W 16th st, Scottsbluff, NE  69361.

Guests will receive one complimentary cider or wine pour and have access to the evening’s silent auction. The first 75 ticket purchasers will receive a commemorative glass!

Questions? Please contact Delanie Bruce at (308) 633-1013 or delanie.bruce@birdconservancy.org

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

41st Monte Vista Crane Festival

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Join Us For The Migration Experience Of A Lifetime. The 41st Festival Will Be March 8-10, 2024

Sandhill Cranes and other migratory birds follow a long route during their seasonal migrations. Along the way, there are many places where you can stop and view these beautiful creatures. So what makes the Monte Vista Crane Festival Unique? We believe it is a combination of unmatched scenery, exceptional wildlife viewing, and the friendly, welcoming communities of the San Luis Valley.

At the Monte Vista Crane Festival you can enjoy thousands of Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery. Raptors will adorn the power poles and owls will be sitting with their young. A visit to the Monte Vista Crane Festival is an opportunity to see an amazing natural spectacle as well as experience a unique rural community.

Bird Conservancy’s Wildlife Habitat Biologist Anna Greenberg will be a presenter at the festival.

Visit mvcranefest.org to purchase your ticket and for more information.

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!

Barr Lake Christmas Bird Count

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Once a year each winter, dozens of volunteers congregate at Barr Lake State Park, Colorado to dedicate their day to a singular purpose: tally every bird of every species seen within a 15-mile diameter circle centered on Barr Lake. This tradition has been taking place every year since 1980 at Barr Lake. The 2023 Christmas Bird Count will take place on December 31.

We have driving routes available if you want to stay in a warm vehicle that makes frequent stops to count birds. We also have walking routes that can cover up to six miles. You can be a recorder and write down the number of birds being identified, you can be the counter or you can be the identifier! These counts really are for everyone!

If you’d like to participate email Colin Woolley, Banding Manager and Barr Lake CBC Compiler.

Persistently Pursuing Ptarmigans and other Bird Camp Stories

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As I look back on my seasons as a Camp Director and counselor before that, the moments I think of most often are the moments in between the big things. They’re the glue that holds it all together and cements the impact had by camp on my life. This summer at Bird Camp is no different. I’ve included a few of our favorite stories of awe, wonder, and dirt that wove together the whole of what we did this season.

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