They sat quietly, as still as possible, a group of kids and their adults listening for the elusive sound. Then they heard him: the muffled gobble of the wild tom turkey. It wasn’t long before this dinosaur of the modern age was in full view, following the sound of what he thought to be a receptive hen. It’s an emotional and immersive experience that brings these young people closer to nature and continues a long heritage of tradition and stewardship.
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!
In a landscape where water is scarce and margins are slim, agriculturalists are leading the way to find innovative and collaborative conservation approaches. These folks are the boots on the ground, taking voluntary action and making tangible changes to achieve sustainability for future generations of people and birds.
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.
Join us at the Monte Vista Crane Festival, Mar 6-8, 2020! There will be crane viewing tours, special tour site locations, art & crafts for sale, family fun, nature films, guest speakers. All are welcome! Art & Craft show starts at 10 a.m. on Friday. Morning tours at about 7 a.m. each morning.
Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Community and Outreach Biologist Erin Youngberg as she shares news about avian conservation and research efforts at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. Erin will reveal some exciting trends from over 10 years of studying birds in this special landscape.