September 14 – 2nd Saturday Front Range Birding (FRBC) Company Walk. Destination: TBA (check FRBC calendar here). Must preregister by calling the FRBC store at 303-979-2475. 15 person limit. Meet at 7:30 AM at the FRBC store. (This is not an official BBC walk, but is shown here for another excellent opportunity to do a little birding with some friendly, like-minded souls.)

September 21 - Golden Ponds Nature Area (Longmont). Lead by Jan Kardatzke. Meet at the Broomfield Library parking lot (map) at 7:15 a.m. We will be leaving the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. with an estimated return time of approximately 11:00 a.m. Please register with Cindy Card at 720-737-1491.

September 25 – Last Wednesday BBC Walk—Two Ponds NWR (Arvada - map). Meet at the Broomfield Library (map) at 7:45 AM to carpool. No registration is necessary.

October 3 <<<–DATE CHANGE - Bird Banding at Barr Lake State Park (map). Details: TBA.
Other October and remaining 2019 Bird Walks & Events here.
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N E X T  G E N E R A L  M E E T I N G
(Free and Open to the Public)

WHEN: Monday, September, 23, 2019

TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE: Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way (map)

PROGRAM: Nathan Pieplow will give a presentation on The Language of Birds. Here's a bit more about Nathan and his talk:

All around us, the birds are constantly telling us who they are and what they are doing. In this talk for any audience, Nathan Pieplow unlocks the secrets of their language. You’ll listen in on the pillow talk of a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds, and learn the secret signals that Cliff Swallows use when they have found food. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds—and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all. We think you will find Nathan's talk an entertaining introduction to a fascinating topic.

Nathan Pieplow is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds, published in two volumes, Eastern (2017) and Western (2019). An avid bird sound recordist and videographer, he is the author of the bird sound blog Earbirding.com, an author of the Colorado Birding Trail, and former editor of the journal Colorado Birds. He teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

ADVANCE NOTICE: At our November 25 general meeting Emily Davenport of Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance will speak on raptors. At our January 27, 2020 general meeting Chris “Boomer” Petrizzo (one of the folks who helped found the Broomfield Bird Club) will talk about how to plan a Self-drive Safari in South Africa: Making Your Dream a Reality.

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Backyard Bird Habitat Tours, organized by Cindy Card, our club's president, promise to be a lot of fun and inspirational for anyone interested in creating and maintaining habitats in their own yards that result in a rewarding stream of visiting birds throughout the seasons.

Please let Cindy know (720-656-5699) if you would like to offer your yard for a future tour, or if you know of a neighbor or family member who may be interested in hosting one of these habit tours.

Also, if you have any interest at all in attracting birds to your yard, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the All Seasons Hobby Guide at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Arvada (on 7370 W. 88th Avenue – map). This Hobby Guide is designed to help you identify exactly which food and feeder combinations are most likely to bring in daily, seasonal, and rare birds. It will also help you to be thoughtful about where to place your feeders, how to create an inviting and safe environment for the birds, and how to solve basic problems. Give David at Wild Birds Unlimited a call 303-467-2644 for more information—and tell him the Broomfield Bird Club sent you!

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4 Ways to Celebrate the Year of the Bird

2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird protection law ever passed. To honor its success, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to make 2018 the “Year of the Bird.” The next twelve months will be a celebration of scientific research and conservation efforts that protect birds today and will inspire and recommit support for the next hundred years.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proud to join a group of more than one hundred conservation-minded organizations, such as National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International, to help rally local and worldwide awareness and support for birds and their habitats. Ensuring the success of migratory birds is an integral part of CPW’s mission to protect the wildlife resources of Colorado for current and future generations.

Here are four great ways to join in the celebration:

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Bird Club T-Shirts Available!
For details, click this link.