Our upcoming bird walks:

January 2021 Bird Walks

Tuesday, Jan. 5 - Wheat Ridge Greenbelt. Meet at 8:30 AM at Prospect Park on 44th between Ward Rd and Kipling (map). Limit 9. Register with Jan at 303-506-0221. 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 - Boulder Creek. Meet at the parking area just south of the bridge on 75th St just north of the Walden Ponds Open Space entrance (map) at 8:30 AM. Limit 9. Register with Jan at 303-506-0221.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Barr Lake. Trip leader, Lauren Burke.


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2021 GENERAL MEETINGS - 7:00 PM

January 25 - Doug Canham on Midway Island Birds and History

We are pleased to have Broomfield resident, Doug Canham, present his talk on “The Birds of Midway Atoll, Hawaiian Archipelago,” via ZOOM on January 25, 2021, at 7 p.m.

To join our Jan. 25 Zoom meeting, please go to:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89567528747?pwd=N01IZndwd204dTVHZDk4STIyVHNldz09

Meeting ID: 895 6752 8747. Passcode: 197097.

2021 MEETING DATES


Meeting details here.

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BIRD WALK COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Field trip coordinator Jan Kardatzke will have hand sanitizer available. The number of birders will be limited. Masks required and drive separately unless with a family member or someone you're comfortable driving with. As always, please pick one walk and let Jan know if you want to waitlist another. Thank you for being understanding and for being so good about masks and social distancing!

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FREE SPARROW ID GUIDE

Whether you're at home or out in the field, here's a helpful sparrow reference guide that you can download and print out courtesy of the Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library and Bird Academy. (Just click on the image below to download this guide.)


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~ BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS ~

(1) BRAND NEW SIBLEY BOOK - What It’s Like to Be a Bird, by David Allen Sibley
From the description: The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing–and why.

“Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do robins ‘hear’ worms?” In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds–blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees–it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin.

Check out this book on Sibley's website at

(2) The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal

The perfect coloring book for the birder or naturalist. A selection of previously unpublished bird paintings by David Sibley, transformed into detailed and accurate outline drawings for you to color.

A portable, deluxe adult coloring book from the renowned birder, illustrator, and author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. The perfect gift for birders everywhere, to use at your windowsill or in the field. Including 75 original and previously unpublished images. 

The perfect coloring book for the birder or naturalist, picturing–with the lifelike precision that is a hallmark of David Sibley’s work–75 images of spectacular birds in flight and at rest. The Sibley Birds Coloring Book will allow birding enthusiasts to create their own artist’s portfolio, restoring color–whether real or imagined–to wings, crest, beaks, and more.

(3) The Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy (https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/) has plenty of online courses available as well as some free lectures—like the Journey of the Juncos (at https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/live-event/journey-of-the-juncos-migration-and-adaptation-in-our-changing-world%e2%80%af/).

The full list of their lectures are at https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/live-events/.

Enjoy -- and stay safe!!


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Remaining 2020 Bird Walks & Events Here.
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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL DRIVE – Our annual renewal membership drive and an invitation for others to join is now taking place. Annual family membership is $20.00. Please click here for more information.


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WANT TO HELP SHAPE LAWS AFFECTING BIRDS IN COLORADO?

Advocating for bird-friendly legislation is one of the most impactful ways to help birds and the environment in Colorado. But without an understanding of the process, it can seem daunting.


Therefore, Audubon Rockies and Denver Audubon are sponsoring Getting Green Laws 2020, a free online webinar training in February on how to make your voice heard by legislators on policies affecting birds in Colorado being decided on right now.


To learn more about this important webinar, please click here.

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~ BACKYARD BIRD HABITAT TOURS ~

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 (720-737-1491) 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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FREE BIRD WALKS EVERY SATURDAY
WITH THE BOULDER FLYING CIRCUS BIRDERS

Time: 7:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Niwot Park-N-Ride - map
When: Every Saturday

The Boulder Flying Circus Birders, often led by Steve Frye, who has led this group since 1989, meet every Saturday for carpooling at the Park-and-Ride Lot between the lanes of the Diagonal Highway on Niwot Rd in Niwot, CO - map. (If the parking lot is blocked by a special event or other reason, they proceed individually to the Cottonwood Marsh Parking Lot at Walden Ponds.)


They leave the Niwot Park-and-Ride lot promptly at 7:30 am and return there about 11:00-11:30 am. Birding destinations are not predetermined and no reservations are required. All ages and experience levels welcome. Depending on circumstances and weather, they walk from 0.25 to 3 miles, sometimes with modest elevation gains. They recommend that you come ready to have fun, dressed for conditions and with optics, if you have them. Within reason, they go out every Saturday.


Check out the Boulder Flying Circus Birders website at http://boulderbirdwalks.org/


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