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Friday, September 28, 2012 &
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fossil Creek Regional Open Space

On Carpenter Road, 1 Mile West of I-25/HWY 392 Windsor Exit

The Northern Colorado Birding Fair is now 2 free days of fun and learning for the whole family held at Fossil Creek Regional Open Space where visitors can celebrate the sights and sounds of birding in the region. Bring the whole family and participate in hands on birding activities, watch a presentation about birds, or build up your birding skills with an in-depth clinic. This year's fair is focused on birding for the whole community, and will include presentations and activities in English and Spanish. Please direct questions to Rob Novak at (970) 619-4561 or rnovak@larimer.org.

2012 Northern Colorado Birding Fair Agenda

Friday, September 28, 7 am - 1 pm - Birding Behind the Scenes at Soapstone Prairie

City of Fort Collins Biologist Aran Meyer and Educator Sue Kenney will take you to some areas closed to the public for some birding and share information about the internationally renowned Lindenmeier early man site. Transportation from Fort Collins provided. Free, registration required, call 970-416-2815 or email naturalareas@fcgov.com

Friday, September 28, 7 am - 9:30 am "Birding Tour of Three Bells Conservation Easement"

Join volunteer naturalist Carl for a special tour of the 3-Bells Conservation easement, a private property just north of River Bluffs Open Space. This beautiful conserved area, normally closed to the public, boasts a lovely section of the Poudre River, home to many different bird species. Free registration required.

Saturday September 29

7:00a Guided bird walk   Breakfast provide by Friends of Larimer County's Parks and Open Lands
7:15a Guided bird walk    
8:00a   Passport Activity Booths Open Silent Auction Opens
9:00a   Presentation: Jeff Birek of Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory "Backyard Bird ID"  
9:45a Bird Call Contest    
10:00a Guided bird walk and habitat scavenger hunt Clinic 1: Eric DeFonso "Birding and Service in South America: Travelogue" Berthoud Lions' Club selling lunch items. Proceeds benefit the "Sight First" campaign.
11:00a   Presentation: Professor Avian Guano's "Migration Magic"  
11:45a Bird Call Contest    
12:00p   Clinic: Local Canyon Wren Bird Song Research - Dr. Lauryn Benedict  
12:45p      
1:00p   Presentation 3: Best Backyard Bird Feeding Tips  
1:45p Bird Call Contest    
2:00p     Event Close
2:30/3:00p   Service Project Kick Off  

Everyone is invited to a family-friendly Fishing Line and Litter Pick-Up in honor of National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29, 2-5 p.m. at Arapaho Bend Natural Area (4109 East Horsetooth Rd). Free, registration is required, visit www.rei.com/fortcollins .

Program Descriptions

Presentations and Clinics

Check out this preview Doc Wild's Critterman character. Doc Wild will be the event's emcee, leading our bird call contests, and performing at Doc Wild as Prof. Avian Guano at 11:00.

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Northern Colorado Birding Fair Sponsors

The Fair remains a free day of fun and learning thanks to these wonderful sponsors!

Jax Mercantile Poudre Pet & Feed Wild Birds Unlimited FortFund REI Bath Garden Center Fort Collins Nursery OtterCares Foundation

Become a Birding Fair Sponsor!

Northern Colorado Birding Fair Partners

The Birding Fair is a partnership between these public agencies and non-profit organizations.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife    Rocky Mountain Raptor Program    City of Fort Collins    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory    Fort Collins Audobon    Friends of Larimer County Parks --->