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Spring Migration Camp

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Come join us at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a week of birding and learning! As the birds prepare for spring migration we will learn why birds migrate back from their wintering grounds, and what it takes for them to survive. Campers will refine their birding skills along our local trails,  learn what resources migrating birds need in order to survive through fun and interactive games, and much more! Come and make a new flock of friends at bird camp!

Ages: 5-12

Date: March 25-29, Daily. 9am-4pm.

Scholarships Available. Click here for more information.

Birding 4 Bucks & Camp Reunion!

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Join us for a morning of birding with expert mentors and raise funds for Summer Bird Camp scholarships! Birders of all abilities (including first-timers!) may participate in the count. Ask friends, family, neighbors and community members to sponsor your birding. Sponsorship can be based on the number of species seen (ex. $1 per species), or it can be a flat amount (ex $25 for the day).

Stick around afterwards for a Camp Reunion! More details to come.




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Come learn all about raptors with this program. We will learn what special adaptations raptors have that enable them to be a great predator! We will go for a walk along the prairie and out to the dam to look for raptors in their natural habitat. Afterwards, Nature’s Educators will present some local live raptors!

Bird Walk

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Come join us as we learn all about the songbirds, raptors and waterfowl that call Barr Lake home! We will walk along the prairie, check out our backyard bird feeders, and walk to the dam in order to try and identify the special adaptations that allow the birds to thrive in their ecosystems!

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Join Bird Conservancy staff and volunteers as we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! Hosted by Barr Lake State Park.

The GBBC was created in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society. It was the first ever online citizen science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real time.

Participants will be split in groups and lead by a Bird Conservancy staff or volunteer to count as many birds as they can around Barr Lake State Park. The final tallies will be entered into eBird and your fun and hard work will contribute to bird conservation science!

Christmas Bird Counts

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This year marks the 119th year for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), where volunteers across the country came out to add to a century of community science data.  Bird Conservancy of the Rockies helped organize two local CBCs at Barr Lake and Fort Collins, and we are excited to provide this report from the field!

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Red-tailed Hawk by Lynn Willcockson

Barr Lake Christmas Bird Count

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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.

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