Visit our Bird Banding Station located at Barr Lake State Park 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 Banding Station is open from August 25th – October 22nd, 2023 and one hour programs are available Tuesdays – Fridays from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 8-9 a.m., 9-10 a.m., and 10-11 a.m. (closed Mondays). Registration is required for all timeslots.
Schedule is weather permitting. Station is closed during rain or high winds, and may close early during very hot weather and open later if very cold.
Programs are limited to a total of 15 participants to ensure the safety of all visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Access to the Banding Station requires a short walk on a gravel trail. Please let us know if we can offer any accommodations or assistance to help you get to the Station. Parking is available at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center Parking lot ($10/vehicle Daily Entrance Fee or an Annual State Park Pass is required for entry) – 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, CO 80603.
Scholarships are available! Please fill out our SCHOLARSHIPS FORM to apply. Scholarships cannot be applied after registration is complete.