UPCOMING MEETINGS, FIELD TRIPS AND EVENTS

Future Bird Walks schedule 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, March, 25, 2019

TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

PROGRAM: Hummingbirds of the Colorado Front Range by Chip Clouse

Chip is the manager of the Front Range Birding Company in Boulder County and a long-time birder, tour leader and environmental educator.

Originally enamored with tooth and claw predators, Chip’s fascination with birds started while an undergraduate and volunteering with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to monitor Peregrine Falcon nest sites. His avian fascination was cemented once he saw his first Western Tanager while working for the Peregrine Fund in Oregon.

With 20 years of bird research and project management experience in nine states and the Caribbean nation of Grenada, a Masters in Conservation Biology from Colorado State, three years with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, five years with the American Birding Association, three years as an optics representative, and stints guiding at least fifteen different U.S. birding festivals and for Reef to Rockies nature tour company, Chip is excited to share his love of birds, habitat and backyard nature in this program on “Hummingbirds of the Colorado Front Range.”


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~ BACKYARD BIRD HABITAT TOURS ~

The Broomfield Bird Club is excited to announce that we have started a new birding experience for club members and all our friends: Backyard Bird Habitat Tours. These tours are being organized by our own, Cindy Card.

Backyard Bird Habitat Tours 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!

Thanks -- and happy birding!

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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.