Parents and children ages 7 and up can join Bird Conservancy educators and Barr Lake State Park rangers for a day of learning basic canoeing and birding skills, which will culminate with a guided canoeing tour around the north end of the lake to see what birds can be observed while on the water!
Participants are encouraged to bring their own canoe, kayak, and binoculars to utilize during the program. Loaners of each can be reserved prior to the program on a first-come, first-serve basis. *Note: A parent/guardian must stay with child(ren). Limited space.
Pack a lunch to enjoy a picnic on the shore after the program!
Look for us at Barr Lake’s Annual Eagle Fest! There will be crafts for the kids and a live raptor presentation for everyone to enjoy.
Join us for a hike out to see Bald Eagles on the lake (3 mile roundtrip walk). This event is free with your daily park pass or annual Colorado State Parks pass. Please call 303-659-6005 to RSVP.
Barr Lake’s fall banding station had an incredible season with 1,902 individual birds caught last year—more than any year in over a decade! The station celebrates another chapter of educating visitors of all ages about the importance of birds in our lives, while also contributing to our understanding of bird distribution, population levels, and conservation needs at key migration stopover habitat.
Join us for a relaxing, fun bird walk to meet other volunteers and staff. We’ll meet at the Environmental Learning Center at 9 a.m. and conclude our walk at 10 a.m. Please dress to be outside and bring a water bottle and your binoculars.
Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions! We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP to Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Participate in the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere performed annually by volunteer birdwatchers and administered by the National Audubon Society. The purpose is to provide population data for use in science, especially conservation biology.
2018 marks our 30th Anniversary, and we’re celebrating! In the coming months, we’ll reminisce about the migratory milestones and positive impacts that our organization has made through the years, as well as look to the future. We hope you enjoy this timeline featuring just a handful of the many accomplishments made possible by our supporters, partners, collaborators and staff.
With over 1,400 birds banded this season and 64 species recorded, the 2015 fall migratory season at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Barr Lake Banding Station was “epic” for both birds and kids. Nearly 1,400 students and over 400 adults visited the station. Experiences varied from preschoolers taking their first-ever field trip on a bus to ornithology students from nearby universities beefing up their bird identification skills.