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World Migratory Bird Day 2022 - Bird Banding and Birding Walks

 05/14/2022  |  06:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Pineridge Natural Area

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*This program is a drop-in style and registration is not required. Birding walks will leave from the parking lot every 30 minutes between 7AM and 10AM, with the last walk leaving at 10AM. Up to 20 people at a time can visit the banding station for up to 30 minutes. Register here for updates and cancellation notices.* Where: Pineridge Natural Area near Dixon Reservoir, Parking lot just up the hill to the east off County Road 42C. Parking in the Dixon Reservoir lot is limited on Saturdays. If you cannot find a parking spot, consider parking at the Maxwell parking lot or parking at Spring Canyon or Cottonwood Glen parks for a 2 mile hike in. When: May 14, 7am - 11am, meet at the north end of the parking lot. Accessibility: Bird banding will take place a short walk (0.25 miles) down a steep hill in a shaded area. Birding walks will take place on a mostly easy to moderate dirt trail, but will start down a steep hill. Distances vary. Accessible parking and restrooms available. 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 sunscreen, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water. Program Description: Dixon Reservoir is a great place for migrating birds. Check out the bird banding efforts of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and see what might be passing though. Natural Areas volunteer naturalists will be leading bird walks every 30 minutes starting at 7AM to see what's around the reservoir. Bring your binoculars if you have them and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with us!

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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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Aran M - Staff/Trainers

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Eryn L - Volunteer Naturalist

Eryn Lynum is a speaker and author of the book 936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting. She is a certified naturalist and homeschool mom of four, utilizing her love for the outdoors and knowledge of nature to inspire others in discovering the wonders of this world. Eryn is a professional writer and enjoys helping others tap into their creativity, inspired by nature, to discover the deep beauty this world holds.

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John A - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

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Ross H - Volunteer Naturalist

Being retired I wanted to continue to contribute and stay connected to the community. With a life long Love of the outdoors and the natural world around us. I found being a volunteer Master naturalist to be the perfect way to enjoy and share our great Colorado outdoors.