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) 679-4561 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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|
|1:00p||Presentation 3: Best Backyard Bird Feeding Tips|
|1:45p||Bird Call Contest|
|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 .
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.
The Fair remains a free day of fun and learning thanks to these wonderful sponsors!
The Birding Fair is a partnership between these public agencies and non-profit organizations.