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World Migratory Bird Day 2023 - Bird Banding, Birding Walks

 05/13/2023  |  06:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Pineridge Natural Area

Special Events - Mixed Ages

*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 13, 7am - 10:30am, meet at the north end of the parking lot. 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! 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 [email protected] 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.

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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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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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Brent E - Volunteer Naturalist

Born and raised in New Jersey, (still a Rutgers fan!!). College in Pennsylvania, graduate school in Princeton, NJ, and South Bend, IN. Currently retired. Lived in NJ, Missouri, Wisconsin, New York, Houston, TX, PA, and Ohio. Retired to Fort Collins area in 2021. Hobbies and interests: fly fishing, jazz guitar, wildlife photography. Family: married to Karen, parents of Emily (Denver,CO), and currently sharing home with Benson, our rescue dog.

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Janice F - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

I have 2 grown children, plus 2 small dogs named Reggie and Priscilla. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University, in California. I enjoy getting outdoors, kayaking, hiking. bird watching, rock hunting, and gardening. I would like to try mountain bike with an e-bike, class 2.

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KURT W - Volunteer Naturalist

I'm a retired Air Force Reserve and Federal Civil Service Environmental Attorney. I have a B.S. in Biology, a M.S. in Environmental Management and am a Certified Interpretive Guide and Certified Interpretive Host. In addition to being a Volunteer Naturalist with the City of Fort Collins, I'm also a Wyoming Naturalist.

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Margaret R - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

I am a retired college professor. I love to share what I know and to learn new things. I've been an outdoor person my whole life and enjoy almost anything to do with nature. My special love is birds, and have worked to make my yard a haven for birds of many kinds, with a variety of feeders and bird houses.

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Mary B - Staff/Trainers

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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.