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Walter "Ski" Szymanski



Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Walter "Ski" Szymanski

Our upcoming bird walks

Bird Walks – November

Our next bird walk of Tuesday, November 17th.
Has Been Cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvience.

Place: St. Vrain State Park, Longmont.

Located along the St. Vrain River, this state park provides excellent birding. St. Vrain features numerous ponds and small lakes, marshes, willow thickets, fields, and stands of cottonwoods that provide rich and varied habitat for birds. Winter bird viewing includes Bald Eagle and various waterfowl, such as Teals, Buffleheads, Gadwalls, and Mergansers. St. Vrain is a great place to see Western and Clark’s Grebe, several species of swallows, Osprey, and White Pelican. Orioles, Grosbeaks, and chats are also known to nest in the park. St. Vrain was once known as having the largest rookery of Herons and Egrets in Colorado.

A State Parks pass is required for entry- $8.00 per vehicle.

Directions: From I-25: take exit 240/Hwy 119 and go west to CR 7. Go north on CR7; it will curve to the east and turn into Weld Co Road 24 1/2. Continue east on Weld Co Road 24 1/2 to the entrance station.

Map

Number of Participants: 12.

BIRD WALK COVID-19 PROTOCOL We are following the same protocols for Backyard Bird Friendly Tours as for traditional bird walks. Only Vaccinated individuals may participate. Masks are optional as far as I am concerned as we will be outdoors and plentiful spacing available.

All walks meet at the bird walk sites.

I would like to encourage carpooling since there is a park fee. Please note if you are willing to carpool.

If you sign up for a walk and then can't make it, please let The coordinator know, by filling out the Register for Bird Walk. Contact Cathy, so we can fill your spot.

Our bird walks (aka, field trips) are open to bird watchers of all skill levels, from beginning to advanced.

The following practices apply for all of our field trips:

  • BBC members who have made an annual family membership donation will be given first opportunity to participate on "reservations-only" field trips.
  • Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Except for service dogs, no pets are allowed on our field trips.
  • Everyone must sign a liability waiver form for each of our field trips.
  • The liability waiver form can be found here.

    Also, don't forget to bring water, sunhat, sunscreen, bug repellant, binoculars, and guidebook or app.