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June 2019

Birding the Life Zones

Jun 29 - Jun 30, 2019
$144 – $160

Rocky Mountain National Park is a birder’s paradise during the nesting season. This two-day class will explore the various ecosystems (life zones) of the park to find 50-70 bird species. We will identify hawks, falcons, eagles, ducks, white-tailed ptarmigans, brown-capped rosy-finches, swifts, broad-tailed hummingbirds, swallows, tanagers, sparrows, warblers, American dippers, wrens, woodpeckers, owls, nuthatches, chickadees, kinglets, jays, common ravens and other corvids, and a number of other members of the area’s avifauna. We will discuss the natural history of both…

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July 2019

Birds of the Kawuneeche Valley

Jul 6, 2019
$72 – $80

Grand Lake Area Class This all-day birding excursion will begin with a brief indoor session followed by a day spent in the field within Rocky Mountain National Park. We will identify birds by sight and voice and learn about their natural history. This is prime time to find birds nesting, and we expect to locate woodpeckers, bluebirds, swallows and wrens at their cavity nests. We will break for lunch at a restaurant in Grand Lake and then resume our field…

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Hummingbirds: Field Research East of the Divide

Jul 15, 2019
$54.00 – $60
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Hummingbirds: Field Research West of the Divide

Jul 19, 2019
$54 – $60

Marking individual hummingbirds remains essential to assess population size, migration corridors and survival. Genetic and statistical analyses are complementing and expanding understanding of these important migratory pollinators. Learn about Rocky’s hummingbird populations and their habitats while observing field ornithologists as they safely capture and band these remarkable birds. Visit typical habitats, observe and identify types of food sources, and learn about factors influencing hummingbird survival. Meets at Trail River Ranch near Grand Lake Instructors: Tena & Fred Engelman

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