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World Migratory Bird Day 2022 - Night Sky Lighting and Owl Walks

 05/14/2022  |  07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Bobcat Ridge Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Special Events - Mixed Ages

Where: Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Approximate address is 10184 West County Road 32C, Loveland. Go to: https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/bobcat for more detailed directions. When: May 14, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please arrive on time-the gate closes at 8pm and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Presentation begins at 7:30p.m. and hike begins at 8:00p.m. Accessibility: Accessible parking and restrooms available. Initial presentation on night sky lighting and migration will be 0.25 miles from the parking lot at a picnic shelter. Hike will be 2-3 miles on crusher fine and dirt trails. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact naturalareas@fcgov.com or call 970-416-2815 for more information. People with disabilities are welcome to participate in all programs and we are happy to make any appropriate accommodations. Requests for disability-related services can be made during registration through the activity contact or by calling 970-416-2815 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the activity. What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Bring bug spray, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, snacks, and a water bottle. Bring a headlamp for hiking after sunset. You may bring hiking poles if you wish. There is little to no cell service at Bobcat Ridge. Program Description: The peak of spring bird migration in northern Colorado happens after dark in the first half of May. And each year birds are knocked off course by light pollution. Learn how to help local bird life and other wildlife through night sky friendly lighting with the City of Fort Collins and Fort Collins Audubon Society. Then, go with expert naturalists and ecologists on a night hike to look for owls and other birds that are active after dark.

Maximum Participants: 60

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Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

AJ Chlebnik

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City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist



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AJ C - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!

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Harry R - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

An avid hiker with a number of years experience and a keen interest in plant and wildlife.

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Katsí P - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas. I am originally from Puerto Rico, but came to Colorado to get my undergrad degree in Rangeland Ecology and Conservation Biology. I also have a Master's in Environmental Policy and Public Finance & Budgeting from the University of Washington. I love providing equitable opportunities for our community to connect with nature in a meaningful way. ¡Yo hablo español!

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Madeline M - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

Our connection to nature is often a deeply personal, spiritual experience. When I trot up a trail, it is about so much more than the physical act of walking. It puts me in a more receptive mindset, I am paying attention to things that are there as much as the things that aren’t. Nature is where I feel at home, where I come to seek clarity, seek guidance, seek thought and yes, seek answers, about the challenges that life throws my way.

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Mark T - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

I moved to Fort Collins in 1999, and retired in 2016 after 31 years as a wildlife ecologist with the USDA National Wildlife Research Center. I enjoy traveling, golfing, skiing, hiking and watching wildlife, especially birds.

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Sheila W - Volunteer Naturalist

I am so thrilled to be part of Fort Collins Natural Areas, as a volunteer naturalist and in other opportunities that come up. Sharing my love of all things nature related gives me the greatest joy. Birds are a particular passion of mine, so I spend as much time as possible out enjoying the beautiful antics of our feathered friends. If you see me out on the trail, binoculars raised, please stop and ask questions, I love to share what I am seeing.