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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: Intro to 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.

Nature’s Yucky! – Nebraska Family Nature Club

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Stinky! Gross! Icky! Fun! Join us this month as we learn about the disgusting – yet fascinating – behaviors and adaptations of some of Nebraska’s wild animals.

Nature’s Yucky will be outside the entire time. Please dress comfortably for the weather and bring snacks/water as needed.

Register by April 4: https://bit.ly/fncnaturesyucky

Family Nature Club is intended for children and their grownups. Each family group will receive an Exploration Kit to use during the series to investigate the nature around them and to complete challenges at home between sessions.

Thanks to generous support from individual donations, our programs are offered at NO COST to you! Want to help keep our programs at no cost? Consider donating to the Nebraska Education program here: https://www.birdconservancy.org/donate/

All are welcome. Our community of practice is to be an organization that empowers 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.

Fun with our Feathered Friends: Nebraska Family Nature Club

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a bird! This month we will learn all about birds and investigate what makes our feathered friends special. We’ll discuss what makes a bird a bird, examine bird biofacts, and see how well our skills match up with some of the world’s finest avian athletes during the “Bird Olympics”.

Fun with our Feathered Friends will be outside the entire time. Please dress comfortably for the weather and bring snacks/water as needed.

Click the link to register your family by March 7: https://bit.ly/fncfeatheredfriends

Family Nature Club is intended for children and their grownups. Each family group will receive an Exploration Kit to use during the series to investigate the nature around them and to complete challenges at home between sessions.

Thanks to generous support from individual donations, our programs are offered at NO COST to you!

Want to help keep our programs at no cost? Consider donating to the Nebraska Education program here: https://www.birdconservancy.org/donate/

All are welcome. Our community of practice is to be an organization that empowers 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.

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!

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!

Family Christmas Bird Count

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

December’s theme is ‘Family Christmas Bird Count’. Did you know that every winter since 1900, scientists and birders alike have gathered together in an effort to count birds? We invite your family to join us for a morning of citizen science, observing the birds around Barr Lake and discussing the impact we can have on understanding bird populations.

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

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

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

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.

Homeschool Bird Banding Day 2

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Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a monthly educational Family & Homeschool program. Each month we’ll focus on a different subject or area of interest to share with your family. Participants should expect each activity to largely take place outside and a parent or guardian should plan to stay with their child(ren) through the duration of the program.

August’s theme is ‘Bird Banding’. There’s no better time and place to learn about the science of studying bird migratory patterns than joining in on a bird banding station visit! On either of these dates in August, join us as we open the nets for the Fall 2024 season aiming to capture and band different migratory songbirds. We’ll visit our station located at Barr Lake, learning from Bird Conservancy volunteers and scientists about why we band birds as well as what we can learn from this project!

Accessibility Information: Handicap parking is available at the meeting location along with accessible restrooms. Some of this program may include slow-paced walking along flat gravel or dirt paths. Accessible equipment will be available for use during this program.

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

REGISTER HERE!

This program takes place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center located at 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO. Please note, a $10 Daily or Annual Colorado State Parks Pass is required for entry into the park at all times. Pets are not permitted within the wildlife refuge area of the park.

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.