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Diurnal Raptors of the Rocky Mountain Region

Jun 10, 2023

The Rocky Mountains and Front Range area are home to an exciting variety of raptors! Experienced wildlife guide Perry Conway will introduce you to these remarkable birds and help you learn to spot them in the wild.

Our morning will begin with an informative lecture, illustrated by Perry’s vibrant photographs of raptors in the wild. Participants will learn about the natural history of the various species of diurnal raptors who call the Rockies and Front Range area home. In the afternoon, participants visit nesting areas and other spots where raptors are likely to be seen, and have a chance to photograph these incredible birds in the wild. Please note – this course begins at the Lyons Regional Library in Lyons, CO.

Who: Participants ages 16 and up

When: Saturday, June 10, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Lyons Regional Library, 451 4th Ave, Lyons, CO, and various Front Range field sites. Transportation to and from Estes Park is available.

What to bring: 10 Essentials for Field Courses, PLUS: sack lunch, binoculars and camera optional but recommended.

This is a Level I course. Expect short-distance walks on maintained trails and indoor classroom sessions in accessible buildings.

About your instructor: Perry Conway has been a full-time professional naturalist, photographer and wildlife guide (leader of 18 African safaris) for many years. He has worked with numerous species of raptors, from kestrels to eagles, and presented conservation programs at schools and other venues. His images and articles have been published in every major North American natural history publication.

Click here to register via Eventbrite or use the form below. Registration opens February 1, 2023.

Conservancy members get 20% off individual registration when you use the Early Bird discount code in your membership email!

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