Nesting Bald Eagles - May 22, 2017

Broomfield Bird Club Presents...

NESTING BALD EAGLES IN THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE!

WHEN: Monday, May 22, 2017, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Broomfield Community Center, Lakeshore 2 Room, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield (map).

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Nesting Bald Eagles in the Colorado Front Range: Stories and photography of these nesting birds, and discussion about their current conservation status and well-being (with a strong focus on the Stearns Lake nesting pair). Presenter: Dana Bove.

PROGRAM DETAILS: Nesting bald eagle pairs have been on the rise in Colorado in the past decade (42 to >150 since 2007), yet at the same time, the Colorado Front Range hosts some of the most explosive development in the US, which is coupled with a tremendous loss of wildlife habitat.  Bald eagle nesting pairs are non-native to the Colorado Front Range, and their numbers are nearly 10 times lower than in states such as Florida, where resources are more plentiful, and climate is much less demanding.

In this talk, we will examine the current status and the needs of our resident bald eagle pairs in Boulder (including the Stearns Lake nesting pair) and western Weld Counties. Dana will share stories and photographic images of some of these amazing pairs that maintain their nests and hone their pair-bonds year- round.

PRESENTER AND TRIP LEADER: Dana Bove leads a volunteer group that is studying the behavior of nesting Bald Eagles in Boulder and western Weld Counties during a time that many consider the "off season" (September through January). He is a creative photographer (see some of his photography here) with a wide variety of interests; however, raptors are among his favorite subjects. Following a rewarding career as a research geologist at the USGS, Dana, who is also a member of the Boulder County Audubon Society, spends much of his time doing photography and learning about nesting Bald Eagles.
LASTLY, CHECK THIS OUT >> Ever observed Red-tailed Hawks harass Bald Eagles? Well, Dana Bove last year photographed a pair of Red-tails attacking a nesting pair of Bald Eagles in Erie, which you can view at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akeDCNWZqMY