March 26, 2018 - 7 PM

Broomfield Community Center, Bronze Room
280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020 (map)

Presentation: Hummingbird Habitat
by David Menough of Wild Birds Unlimited

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Next Field Trip: April 7, 2018
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

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Spring 2018 Birding Challenge!
Broomfield Naturalists's Journal

March 20, 2018 - Happy First Day of Spring! And with spring comes the annual migration of waterfowl, hummingbirds, raptors, and songbirds back to Colorado. Colorado has over 500 species of birds, and ranks among the top ten states with the biggest bird lists. Lots of land and varied habitats are what allows Colorado to make the cut!

Did you know that nearly half of all Colorado bird species can be found in Broomfield? Broomfield Open Space and Trails goes through great lengths to protect nesting birds and bird habitat. Some of Broomfield's best birding sites include Metzger Farm Open Space, Plaster Reservoir, Broomfield County Commons Open Space, Lac Amora Open Space, and Siena Reservoir. Use the Colorado County Birding Checklist or FREE Audubon Guide App to see how many Broomfield birds you can find.

The naturalists who find and post the most species of birds to Broomfield Naturalists between March 20th and June 21st will be declared this season's winners!

What’s iNaturalist you say? iNaturalist is a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. Observations may be added via the website or from a mobile application. (Source: Wikipedia)

Learn more about iNaturalist at www.inaturalist.org/

Good luck!!
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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!

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Enjoy watching and learning about wild birds and having fun? Well, we do, too! We are a group of friendly and sharing people who have a passion for wild birds. With over 200 species, you won’t be disappointed observing wild birds throughout Broomfield’s reservoirs, ponds, parks and open spaces.

Sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, the Broomfield Bird Club (BBC) was founded in April 2016 and is dedicated to:

  • Promoting interest in and the enjoyment and observation of wild birds.
  • Providing its members and the community with opportunities to learn about wild birds, their habitats and local birding localities.
  • Providing opportunities for community members to become acquainted and to share information and experiences about wild birds.
  • Fostering wild bird related projects (such as bird counts, building nesting boxes, etc.).
  • Supporting the protection and conservation of wild birds and their habitats.

Common Grackle
Walter "Ski" Szymanski
FIELD TRIPS: We welcome birdwatchers of all skill levels, including beginners. We also welcome visitors and guests on all our trips with the following exceptions: (1) BBC members who have made an annual family membership donation will be given first opportunity to participate on "reservations-only" field trips.  (2) Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. (3) Except for service dogs, no pets are allowed on our field trips.

Use the links to the right under "NAVIGATE OUR WEBSITE" to find out about our upcoming birding field trips, our favorite online birding resources, information about how our membership works and other items relating to our bird club and bird watching. Also, clicking on any of the four tabs directly under the photograph above of the American White Pelican will take to you to the website shown on the tab.

Should you have any any questions or suggestions on how to improve the Broomfield Bird Club or its website, please feel welcome to contact us at: info@broomfieldbird.club

In the meantime, we look forward to meeting and doing some bird watching with you all!