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Walter "Ski" Szymanski



Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Walter "Ski" Szymanski

Our upcoming bird walks

Bird Walks – September


Brunner Reservoir, September 27th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Join us for an early evening walk around Brunner Reservoir, one of Broomfield's Birding hotspots. E-bird reports over a hundred species of birds sited since January 2021. We will bird the trail around the reservoir and see the newly-established Broomfield Bird Club feeder station. There will be a social gathering afterward at Karen's house, for those interested. Details when you sign up.

Location: Immediately behind (east of) Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way. We will meet at the viewing platform beside the lake.

Map

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk




Bird Walks – October

Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Tuesday, October 4th, 7:15 am to 1:00 pm.

This promises to be a fun day, with Paula Hansley as our guide. We'll meet at the library in Broomfield to carpool or caravan to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, stopping along the way to view some birding hotspots. At the park, there will be a short hike (less than a mile) along an unpaved trail. Fall migration is happening, so we'll see what we can discover! Bring water, snacks and a lunch, of course binocs and scope, if you have one.

Location: We'll meet at the east end of the Broomfield Library parking lot. There is a $9 fee per car to enter Golden Gate Canyon park, so if you are driving yourself, please be prepared to pay. We can arrange carpooling that morning (vaccinated people only, please).

Contact: Karen to register for the Walk




Old St. Vrain Road, Lyons - Saturday, October 15th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

This rich habitat provides ample opportunity for birding. With Lauren Burke as our guide, we'll look for the year-round residents such as the Cedar Wax Wing and Great Horned Owl, as well as a variety of migrating species.

Location: We'll meet at Heil Valley Ranch Picture Rock Trailhead, at 8:00 sharp! From here it is a short distance to where we'll begin our walk, which is a lightly traveled, paved road. Total distance is about two miles. If you are interested in being connected with those who wish to carpool, please indicate this when you sign up.

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.

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.