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Bald Eagle Watch Training

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Are you interested in volunteering as a community scientists to monitor Bald Eagle nests with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies? If so, please join us for a virtual volunteer training on Saturday, January 23!
Training will be held over Zoom and will be split into two, half-day digital sessions – one for new and one for experienced volunteers. Each session will be about 2 hours long and will offer opportunities for volunteer questions and feedback.
  • New Volunteer Training: Saturday, January 23, 9-11:00 a.m.
  • Returning Volunteer Training: Saturday, January 23, 1-3:00 p.m.
Registration is required – click here to register!
Questions? Please contact Kelsey Mazur, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
About Bald Eagle Watch
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Bald Eagle Watch program was started in 1988 to monitor and help protect the Bald Eagle nest at Barr Lake State Park northeast of Denver. Now, community scientists with the Bird Conservancy monitor eagle nests across the Front Range to provide information to biologists on the nesting success of the Colorado population.
Photo credit: Bald Eagle catches a fish at Barr Lake – Feb 18, 2011. Photo NikoJim Flickr CC by 2.0

Happy Birthday to the Bird Banding Lab!

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the Bird Banding Laboratory, the federal agency responsible for overseeing all bird banding efforts in the United States and Canada. Here we’ll take a look at why banding is such a powerful tool for research while highlighting a few of our projects that put banding to use. With the fall banding season rapidly approaching, its a good time to reexamine what makes a bird in the hand so valuable.

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Backyard BioBlitz

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Join natural resource experts and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ staff as you investigate the biodiversity in your own backyard! This year, due to COVID-19, social distancing and safer-at-home orders it will look a little different, but it won’t stop us from enjoying nature from our own doorsteps. We will give you the tips & tools to identify the flora & fauna in your own backyard or nearby space!

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Decoding Bald Eagle Migration

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Around 200 pairs of Bald Eagles call Colorado home, with most breeding pairs remaining in the state year-round, rearing their young here in the spring and summer. Why, then, does Colorado’s Bald Eagle population surge to well over 1000 birds in the late fall and winter? Migration is the obvious answer, but as you might suspect, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Why do some eagles migrate while others do not? Here we’ll explore the answer to that question and more.

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2019 Speaker Series: Birding Without Borders

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Noah Strycker takes us deep into a 1-year birding quest to see half of the world’s birds. His story involves blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, ecological devastation, conservation triumphs, common and iconic species, and scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe!

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