UPCOMING MEETINGS, FIELD TRIPS AND EVENTS

N E X T  G E N E R A L  M E E T I N G


WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 7:00 P.M.

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

PROGRAM: TBD


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N E X T  F I E L D  T R I P
WHAT: Bald Eagles at Barr Lake

WHEN: Saturday, January 12th

WHERE: Barr Lake Nature Center (map)

DETAILS: We will be joining Sherry Nickolaus, Education Director, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, at Barr Lake to witness the multitude of Bald eagles “meet-up” at Barr Lake to find their forever mates. We will be accompanied by Sherry, and probably her daughter, out on the trail to see the eagles. This is our way of supporting the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies by asking Sherry to spend time with us looking at the eagles and other birds at Barr Lake.

Cost: $5.00 each and $7.00 a car.

Meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at Broomfield Library in the parking lot by the Southeast part (map). We will leave by 9:15 a.m. and carpool to Barr Lake. If you don’t want to carpool, meet us at 10 a.m. at Barr Lake’s Nature Center (map).

Please let Cindy Card know if you’d like to go by texting or leaving a voice message at 720-656-5699.

For your enjoyment: One minute YouTube video of Park Ranger Michelle Seubert talking about the Bald eagles at Barr Lake State Park: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLFjc8dSwVM

Hope to see you on Saturday, January 12th!


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PROJECT FEEDERWATCH STARTS SOON

Project FeederWatch (a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada) is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Anyone interested in birds can participate. FeederWatch is conducted by people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups, nature centers, and bird clubs. You can count birds as often as every week, or as infrequently as you like: the schedule is completely flexible. All you need is a bird feeder, bird bath, or plantings that attract birds.

New participants are sent a Research Kit with complete instructions for participating, as well as a bird identification poster and more. You provide the feeder(s) and seed. Then each fall participants receive a 16-page, year-end report, Winter Bird Highlights. Participants also receive access to the digital version of Living Bird, the Cornell Lab’s award-winning, quarterly magazine.

There is an $18 annual participation fee ($15 for Cornell Lab members). The participation fee covers materials, staff support, web design, data analysis, and the year-end report (Winter Bird Highlights).

Join the FeederWatch program at https://feederwatch.org/join-or-renew/

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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.