Bald eagles from the north make Fort Collins their winter home. They spend nights in communal roosts in cottonwood trees near the reservoir. Volunteer Master Naturalists are stationed at the viewing pier and explain the eagles’ natural history and help visitors view them through spotting scopes and binoculars. Eagle Watch Programs require a short walk along a paved trail to a viewing pier. Please note that the viewing pier is open year round but Cattail Flats Trail is closed in the winter to prevent disturbance to these birds. Drop in any time during these programs. They are free and no registration is required, but if you sign up here you'll receive email reminders and notices of cancellations. If temperatures are below freezing, or it’s windy or foggy, the Eagle Watches may be canceled. Be sure to visit www.fcgov.com/naturalareas for weather cancellations and updates before you go.
Registration is not required for this activity, but by clicking "sign up" you will receive a reminder and updates about this program.
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I have lived in Ft. Collins since 1998. I have degrees in geology and chemistry and have worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in the Branch of Isotope Geology and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Veterinary Services. I inherited my father's lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. I am also a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor.
Currently attending Front Range Community College studying my degree in Wildlife Technolgy. I want to work with wildlife and help protect them. I am trying to get as much experience as I can and learn as much as I can about natural resources. I think teachings kids about natural resources is fun and I love working with kids and helping them learn about the outdoors and what good it is to work in the community.
Retired from Univ of Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, PhD Geology and Chemistry, MN Class of 2014. Annually, I lead geology trips to three foothills Natural Areas to examine the geologic history and deposits that are integral to the landscape of Larimer County. Interests: Local Geology and geological history, photography, hiking, fly fishing, birding, anything Soapstone, like Hike Through the Ages. Moved to Ft C in 2012 and loving it and the folks at Natural Areas.