May 6 - May 10, 2015
Events Scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Lucy's Warbler is often sighted during the Birding Festival. Photo courtesy of Robert Shantz
Noon – 7 pm
Full Reg Fee & banquet $60 Daily registration fee $15
Banquet only fee $35
Lectures included with each day’s registration, otherwise $5 at door
SOLD OUT! Kylan Frye, Biologist, Ecosphere Environmental Services
2 pm – 11 pm; $35
One of our most popular tours takes to the field mid-afternoon to observe nesting or soaring Bald and Golden eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls before returning to Cortez for a supper break on your own. Following the evening presentation, head out again – this time listening for and possibly sighting Barn, Great Horned, Flammulated, Burrowing, Long-eared, Northern Saw-Whet, and Western Screech owls. Easy.
Water birds are frequently spotted this time of year. Photo © Tim Reeves
John Rawinski, San Luis Valley Birding Network coordinator, author/photographer, Retired US Forest Service
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Birds of mystery, superstition and intrigue, owls are a group of birds that has fascinated mankind for millennia. These prowlers in the night are well adapted to survive in most of Colorado’s diverse habitats. Come and learn about 14 of the 19 North American owl species that inhabit the southern Colorado landscapes.
SOLD OUT! Chris Schultz, Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service
7:20 pm – 11 pm; $20
Due to popularity, a second owling tour departs following the evening presentation. Head out to listen for and possibly to sight Barn, Great Horned, Flammulated, Burrowing, Long-eared, Northern Saw-Whet, and Western Screech owls. Easy.
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