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Click on photos to enlarge Black-Chinned Hummingbird Chicks
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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Bird Walks

Broomfield has seen an increase in wild bird deaths, likely due to avian flu.

See the Broomfield website article.for details.

Do you have any binoculars that are collecting dust or are otherwise in need of a good home? The Broomfield Bird Club would love a donation of a pair of binoculars from people who have an “Extra”. We have a need for them on our Bird Walks. Please contact Cindy Card.

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Upcoming presentation:

May 9th

How to Use BirdCast to Enjoy Spring Migration and Keep Birds Safer

Prairie Warbler

We will not be having live presentations for the rest of the Summer. We will start up live presentations in September. This month there is a webinar from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology on BirdCast. BirdCast is a program where one can track the migration of birds anywhere across the country. You could even track how many birds are going over Colorado any given night. Just click on the photo of the Prairie Warbler and you will be taken to the webinar.

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Our upcoming bird walks

Birdwalk Registration

Bird Walks – May

Coalton Trailhead - Saturday, June 24th, 8:00 a.m.

We'll meet at Coalton Trailhead and walk along either the Meadowlark Trail or the Coalton Trail. Plan on about two hours. This is a nice grassland habitat with rolling hills, easy walking. Kingbirds, meadow larks, sparrows and raptors frequent the area. Also popular with butterflies and dragonflies!
Bring water, sunscreen and hat (there is no shade).

Location: We'll meet in the parking lot at the corner of Coalton Road and McCaslin Blvd. See Map.)

Carpooling: If you wish to carpool, please indicate this when you sign up.

The Walk is limited to 12 participants.

There are currently 0 people registered for the Walk.

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk

Click here to cancel your reservation.

If you sign up for a walk and then can't make it, please let Karen know by filling out the Cancel Registration Form to free up your spot. Please be kind to someone else who would like to attend a Birdwalk.

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.

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

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(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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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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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, 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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