Take your raptor watching to the next level as a participant in Bird Conservancy’s HawkWatch program!
Volunteers collect information about raptor migration, which is stored in an online database and contributes to the understanding of raptor movements across North America. Official counts start in March with volunteers stationed at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, CO.
This training includes a classroom session and field outing.
The classroom session will be the evening of Feb. 19 at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO), followed by a field trip on February 23, meeting at the Stegosaurus Lot at 8AM.
RSVP is required.
To register or for more information,
contact Outreach Biologist Matt Smith via e-mail: [email protected],
or by phone: 970-482-1707 ext. 32
Red-tailed Hawk photo courtesy of John Carr
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.
Colorado’s Chico Basin Ranch, southeast of Colorado Springs, CO, is well known as a home and haven for migratory and resident birds. 2018 marks Bird Conservancy’s 19th consecutive spring season of bird banding at ‘The Chico’ and this year did not disappoint with some exciting species observed.
After several decades of steep declines, Aplomado Falcon populations are slowly rising again in the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, thanks to the efforts of our local partners, ranchers and biologists who are working hard to improve habitat, providing nesting locations, and closely monitor the progress of this threatened species.
2017 marks eleven consecutive years of data collection at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in Northern Colorado. This beautiful and ecologically important landscape is home to a diverse array of plants and animals—including over twenty species of grassland birds—that are uniquely adapted to life where the mountains meet the plains.
Aplomado Falcons once ranged across the northern reaches of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, but their numbers have sharply declined in recent years. Bird Conservancy is working with with local partners and agricultural producers to improve habitat and provide specially-designed nesting platforms, with promising results.
Not so long ago, seeing a bald eagle in Colorado might have felt like a once in a lifetime event. Today, thanks to dedicated conservation efforts and continual monitoring, the population of these majestic birds is recovering. In this post, Citizen Science Coordinator Matt Smith explains why the future looks bright for Bald Eagles.