Events Scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Lucy's Warbler is often sighted during the Birding Festival.
Photo courtesy of Robert Shantz
Noon – 7 pm
Full Reg Fee & banquet $55 Daily registration fee $10
Banquet only fee $30
Lectures included with each day’s registration, otherwise $5 at door
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 about cavity nesters, head out again – this time listening for and possibly sighting Barn, Great Horned, Flammulated, Burrowing, Long-eared, Northern Saw-Whet, and Western Screech owls. (25 species, 2013) Easy.
Water birds are frequently spotted this time of year.
Photo © Tim Reeves
Martin Moses, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist, NRCS Durango Field Office
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Martin’s presentation focuses on land management strategies that can enhance habitat for a variety of woodpecker species and other cavity dwellers (avian and other). Learn how surrounding habitat conditions can influence the use of available cavities.