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Fall Birding Festival at Barr Lake State Park

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Fly over to Barr Lake State Park to celebrate fall bird migration, an experience worth sharing with others! Be entertained at this festive community event filled with fun for all ages!

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
​Location:
Barr Lake State Park Nature Center ($10/vehicle Daily Entrance Fee or an Annual State Park Pass is required for entry) – 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, CO 80603.

2024 Fall Birding Festival Schedule Coming Soon!

Pineridge Banding Station Programs

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Visit our Bird Banding Station located at Pineridge Natural Area this spring! Migration is a magical time of year! Come enjoy a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. The data collected gives us insight to many aspects of avian life history and can be used to inform conservation decisions.

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from April 27th – May 30th, 2024.

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 spring! Migration is a magical time of year! Come enjoy a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. The data collected gives us insight to many aspects of avian life history and can be used to inform conservation decisions.

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from April 27th – May 30th, 2024.

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 spring! Migration is a magical time of year! Come enjoy a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. The data collected gives us insight to many aspects of avian life history and can be used to inform conservation decisions.

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from April 27th – May 30th, 2024.

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 spring! Migration is a magical time of year! Come enjoy a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. The data collected gives us insight to many aspects of avian life history and can be used to inform conservation decisions.

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from April 27th – May 30th, 2024.

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 spring! Migration is a magical time of year! Come enjoy a unique opportunity to experience science in action and observe a wildlife biologist banding and collecting important scientific data on live, migrating birds. The data collected gives us insight to many aspects of avian life history and can be used to inform conservation decisions.

The Pineridge Banding Station is open from April 27th – May 30th, 2024.

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 Copy

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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]

Monthly Bird Walks

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies on the 4th Saturday of each month for some bird-watching fun! These bird outings are designed to be inclusive so let’s come together, learn, and enjoy the outdoors as a community of nature lovers. Our flock welcomes all. No birding experience required – just bring your enthusiasm! Binoculars, field guides, and some adaptive equipment will be available to borrow.

This month’s theme is: Mindful Birding

Accessibility Information: This program includes up to approximately 1.5 miles of walking on packed dirt/gravel terrain, with little to no incline. Accessible parking and restrooms are available at the meeting location. Some adaptive equipment is available for this event. Please reach out to the event contact for more information.

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

This program takes place at Barr Lake State Park (13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton CO). Meet in front of the Nature Center. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times.

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.