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Click on photos to enlarge Black-Chinned Hummingbird Chicks
Black-Chinned
Hummingbird Chicks
Walter "Ski" Szymanski


Bushtit (Interior)
Bushtit (Interior)
Larry Boyer


Eurasian Collared-Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Walter 'Ski' Szymanski

From novice to experienced, the Broomfield Bird Club welcomes everyone interested in watching, identifying and learning about wild birds and their habitats.

- Zoom Presentations are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
   (scroll down for Zoom Links and more information)

- Bird Walks are on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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2022 PRESENTATIONS
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Upcoming presentation:

Tuesday November 8th Presentation

November 8th:Our two presentations will first be with Michelle Seubert, Manager of Barr Lake State Park will do a presentation on the Nesting Eagles of Barr Lake. Then Sky Quackenbush of "Natures Educators", will do a 30 minute presentation with the aid of a LIVE Bald Eagle.

The Broomfield Bird Club usually makes a trip out to Barr Lake every February to see the multitude of eagles who have come to Barr Lake to find their mates. We thought it would be a great presentation to learn more about the “couple” occupying the nest at Barr Lake since 1986, and facts about their journey raising 29 fledglings through catastrophic weather.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 883 5246 7280
Passcode: 872611


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Our upcoming bird walks


Bird Walks – November and December

Birdwalk Registration

Lately, people have been showing up for the birdwalks without pre-registering. The problem with this is that if we have to cancel the birdwalk, we will have no way of contacting you. This last month the birdwalk was almost cancelled because of lack of interest. So, we ask that you pre-register, not just for our benefit, but also for yours. Thanks!




Aquarius Open Space, Louisville, Saturday, November 12th, at 9:00 a.m..

We'll meet at the Aquarius Trailhead for a walk along the Coal Creek Trail. Pre-registration is required! This is a nice little habitat right up the road from Broomfield. As our guide, Courtney Rella will share what we can expect to see at different times of the year here, and hopefully we'll see some raptors, a variety of backyard birds, and some water fowl along the creek.

For those who like to join us, we'll meet for coffee afterward at the Bittersweet Cafe on Main Street in Louisville.

Location: Colorado Highway 42 and CTC Blvd. Parking area is just west of Coal Creek Cemetery.

Carpooling: If you wish to carpool (vaccinated people only, please) indicate this when you sign up.

This walk is limited to 12 participants.

Map

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk




Pella Crossing, Tuesday, November 29th, at 9:00 a.m.

Pella Crossing is a wetlands habitat located just west of Longmont in Hygiene. Pre-registration is required! Boulder County volunteer naturalist Pat Cullen will be our guide. The trail around the lake is about 1.4 miles and is considered an easy walk. There are restrooms at the parking area.

Location: 11600 N 75th St, Longmont

Carpooling: If you wish to carpool (vaccinated people only, please) indicate this when you sign up.

This walk is limited to 12 participants.

Map

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk




Plaster Reservoir, Saturday, December 10th, at 9:00 a.m.

Plaster Reservoir is located adjacent to the Broadlands Golf Course, northeast of the Lowell and 136th Avenue intersection. We'll meet at the Broadlands Active Adult Center, 13700 Legend Way.

According to eBird, the Plaster location has the largest number of reported species of birds in Broomfield. The lake attracts all kinds of waterfowl, and the trees and field surrounding it draw a variety of birds. Most of the trail we'll be walking is paved to a deck/lookout area. A dirt trail continues around part of the reservoir.

After our walk, everyone is invited to stop by Christine's house, which is quite close by, for light refreshments.

Location: Broadlands Active Adult Center, 13700 Legend Way.

Carpooling: As always, if you wish to carpool (vaccinated people only, please) indicate this when you sign up.

Carpooling: Parking is at the Active Adult Center (see map). Parking is extremely limited! Carpooling is encouraged, as the lot is small.

This walk is limited to 12 participants.

Map

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk

Birding Walks:

The 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Meet at SouthEast side of the Library parking lot.
September - May = Meet at 8:15 a.m., leaving at 8:30 sharp
June - August = Meet at 7:15 a.m., leaving at 7:30 sharp.
Car Pooling = Only vaccinated people can car pool.
Others can join a car chain to the site, or meet at the site,
and wear masks.

On the Wing bird walks:

Leaders: Anyone can lead a group other than the scheduled
2nd Saturday of the month. You must download our Liability
Document (Fieldtrip and Waiver Form) and have participants sign this.
You can let Larry know the date and special instructions (such as wear boots, bring water, etc. or car pooling info, to put on the Website,
by going to our Web Page - Contact Us.

If you sign up for a walk and then can't make it, please let Karen know by filling out the Register for Bird Walk and tell us that you will not be attending, so we can fill your spot.


All of those under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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~ BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS ~


(1) BRAND NEW SIBLEY BOOK - What It's Like to Be a Bird, by David Allen Sibley

From the description: The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing–and why.

"Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds–blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees–it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin.

Check out this book on Sibley's website here.

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(2) The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal

Click here to purchase book.

The perfect coloring book for the birder or naturalist. A selection of previously unpublished bird paintings by David Sibley, transformed into detailed and accurate outline drawings for you to color.

A portable, deluxe adult coloring book from the renowned birder, illustrator, and author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. The perfect gift for birders everywhere, to use at your windowsill or in the field. Including 75 original and previously unpublished images.

The perfect coloring book for the birder or naturalist, picturing–with the lifelike precision that is a hallmark of David Sibley’s work–75 images of spectacular birds in flight and at rest. The Sibley Birds Coloring Book will allow birding enthusiasts to create their own artist’s portfolio, restoring color–whether real or imagined–to wings, crest, beaks, and more.

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(3) The Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy
has plenty of online courses available as well as some free lectures.

Click Cornell Lab's Bird Acadamy for more information

The full list of their lectures is at this link.

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FREE SPARROW ID GUIDE

Whether you're at home or out in the field, here's a helpful sparrow reference guide that you can download and print out courtesy of the Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library and Bird Academy. (Just click here to download this guide.)

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WANT TO HELP SHAPE LAWS
AFFECTING BIRDS IN COLORADO?

Advocating for bird-friendly legislation is one of the most impactful ways to help birds and the environment in Colorado. But without an understanding of the process, it can seem daunting.

Therefore, Audubon Rockies and Denver Audubon are sponsoring Getting Green Laws 2020, a free online webinar training in February on how to make your voice heard by legislators on policies affecting birds in Colorado being decided on right now.

To learn more about this important webinar, please click here.

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~ BACKYARD BIRD HABITAT TOURS ~


Backyard Bird Habitat Tours, organized by Cindy Card, our club's president, promise to be a lot of fun and inspirational for anyone interested in creating and maintaining habitats in their own yards that result in a rewarding stream of visiting birds throughout the seasons.

Please contact Cindy if you would like to offer your yard for a future tour, or if you know of a neighbor or family member who may be interested in hosting one of these habitat tours.

Also, if you have any interest at all in attracting birds to your yard, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the All Seasons Hobby Guide at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Arvada (on 7370 W. 88th Avenue – map). This Hobby Guide is designed to help you identify exactly which food and feeder combinations are most likely to bring in daily, seasonal, and rare birds. It will also help you to be thoughtful about where to place your feeders, how to create an inviting and safe environment for the birds, and how to solve basic problems. Give David at Wild Birds Unlimited a call 303-467-2644 for more information—and tell him the Broomfield Bird Club sent you!

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