Tuesdays at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Black-tailed prairie dog colonies provide habitat for Colorado’s grassland birds
Many bird species are associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies, which provide burrows for nesting, a year-round food source for raptors, and short stature grassland habitat. Examples include burrowing owls, ferruginous hawks, mountain plovers, and songbirds such as horned larks and vesper sparrows. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been studying birds on prairie dog colonies, the impacts of plague, and our ability to use plague management to promote prairie dog recovery after plague events, benefiting birds that use colonies for nesting or foraging.
Reesa Conrey has been an Avian Researcher with Colorado Parks and Wildlife since 2012. Based in Fort Collins, she focuses on grassland birds and raptors statewide. Before joining CPW, she worked as a wildlife biologist for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and a post-doctoral researcher at U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center. Reesa got her B.A. from Dartmouth College, M.S. from the University of Montana, and Ph.D. from Colorado State University.
Zoom link will be available when the presentation comes near.;
Presentations of the Broomfield Bird Club (free and open to the public), are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM via Zoom until further notice.
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