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Eagle Watch

 12/30/2023  |  03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Natural Discoveries - Mixed Ages

Where: Fossil Creek Reservoir - Approximate address is 3340 Carpenter Road. The entrance to Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area is on Carpenter Road/ CR 32, approximately one mile west of I-25, or two miles east of Timberline on the north side of Carpenter Road; When: December 30, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, drop-in at any time during the program. The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program will be present at this event eagle biofacts and information about avian influenza. Unfortunately, due to the increase in avian influenza cases and their impact on raptors and waterfowl specifically, their live educational raptors will not attend. Accessibility: Accessible parking and restrooms available. Spotting scopes and best eagle viewing are located about 1/4 - 1/2 mile down a gently sloping, paved and ADA accessible trail. What to Bring: Pets are not permitted at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area. Please bring binoculars if you have them and dress warmly. Program Description: Bald eagles from the north make Fort Collins their winter home. They spend nights in communal roosts in cottonwood trees near the reservoir. Volunteer Naturalists are stationed at the viewing pier and explain the eagles’ natural history and help visitors view them through spotting scopes and binoculars. 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. Masks will not be required, as this is an outdoor event. However, please practice physical distancing whenever possible. Stay home if you are sick.

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General Info

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

Samantha (Sam) Troi 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist

[email protected]


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Gary R - Eagle Watch Volunteer

A former biology teacher turned science writer, illustrator, and graphic designer, I've been a Master Naturalist since 1995. My illustrations have been incorporated in many of the local natural area entrance signs. I enjoy sharing my passion for natural history and scientific illustration with others.

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John A - Eagle Watch Volunteer

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Ken R - Eagle Watch Volunteer

Hi! I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Rochester NY where my wife and I taught computer science at Rochester Institute of Technology. I enjoy outdoor activities, photography, and travel.

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Margaret R - Eagle Watch Volunteer

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.