WHEN: Saturday morning, July 21 (see depart time in carpooling below).

WHERE: We will be carpooling to Boulder’s upper Gregory and Long Canyon areas where Steve Jones will lead us on a field trip to search for breeding birds and butterflies.

CARPOOLING: Meet in the parking lot of the Broomfield Library (map) no later than 6:15 am on Saturday morning, July 21. We will depart from the parking lot in our carpools promptly at 6:20 am.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call trip coordinator Judy Enderle at 303-0359-4167 (or email at judyenderle@earthlink.net).

REMEMBER: Bring water, snacks, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunhat, binoculars, bird guide and plenty of good cheer as this trip promises to be a very special time with one of the most knowledgeable naturalists in our area.

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

PROGRAM: Naturalist and author/coauthor, Steve Jones, will give us a presentation on the “Owls of the Colorado Front Range.” Steve will talk about where to find owls locally, how to observe them, and how to identify them by their calls. Included will be a summary of small owl research in Boulder County and a discussion of the population status of individual owl species throughout Colorado.

Steve Jones is a naturalist and author/co-author of Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range, Wild Boulder County, The Last Prairie, The Shortgrass Prairie, Colorado Nature Almanac, and Peterson Field Guide to the North American Prairie.

In addition, Steve organized the Boulder County Nature Association’s small owl and wintering raptor studies and helped carry out the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas project. He has taught nature classes in Boulder County for over 30 years.

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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:

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