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Our upcoming bird walks




Birdwalk Registration

Please pre-register for the bird walks if you want to attend one. The reason being is that if we have to cancel the bird walk, we will have no way of contacting you if you don't. So, we ask that you pre-register, not just for our benefit, but also for yours. Thanks!




Bird Walks – February




Sawhill Ponds, Boulder County, Saturday, February 18th, at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m..

Sawhill Ponds Wildlife Preserve is made up of 18 individual ponds with many surrounding trails. We will meet in the parking lot at the trailhead. There are 27 spaces in the parking area, however, it tends to be busy on the weekends, so if you would like to carpool, please indicate this when you sign up. The trails are level and unpaved, so there may be snow and/or ice. There are restrooms at the trailhead. Pre-registration is required!

Location: The trailhead is east of the Boulder city limits on the west side of 75th Street, 0.6 mile north of Valmont Road.

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

The Walk is limitted to 12 participants.

There is currently 1 person registered for the Walk.

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk

Map

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Bird Walks – March




Owl Moon Walk at Sawhill Ponds - Monday, March 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As the full moon rises over the prairie, leafless cottonwood trees become black twisted shapes against the sky. This is the world of the great horned owl, a powerful and mysterious nocturnal predator. Naturalist Dave Sutherland will lead us into the moonlit world of owls on this easy nighttime hike.

Location: Meet at Sawhill Ponds, approximately ½ mile north of Valmont Road on 75th Street, Boulder.

Dress warmly and bring gloves. Bring a flashlight just in case, but we won’t need them, as it will be one night away from a full moon!

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

Leader:Dave Sutherland

The Walk is limitted to 15 participants.

There are currently 2 people registered for the Walk.

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk

Map

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Birding Boulder’s Blues – Saturday, March 25th 7:30 am - 10:30 am

We'll park at South Mesa Trailhead (fee required if you are not a Boulder County resident) and hike approximately 3 miles on the Mesa, Homestead, and Towhee trails, in the hope of seeing all three species of bluebirds (Mountain, Eastern, and Western). Along the way, we may also find three other species of "blues" (Blue Jay, Scrub Jay, and Steller's Jay), as well as various other foothills songbirds and multiple species of falcons, hawks, and eagles. Exact route and duration will depend on the group and conditions, but we'll probably be out for 3 hours or so.

Location: South Mesa Trailhead, 3633 Eldorado Springs Drive, Boulder 80303.

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

Leader:Chris Petrizzo

The Walk is limitted to 12 participants.

There is currently 1 person registered for the Walk.

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk

Map

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.


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.

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

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 17 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.