Birding Festival: May 7, 2014 Events

10th Annual


Events Scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lucy's Warbler

The Lucy's Warbler is often sighted during the Birding Festival.
Photo courtesy of Robert Shantz

Festival Registration, Cortez Cultural Center Gallery

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


Raptor/Owl Hoot
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.

Birding Festival Photo
Water birds are frequently spotted this time of year.
Photo © Tim Reeves


Welcome Reception and Bird Art Show, Cortez Cultural Center Gallery

5:30 – 7 pm


Lecture: "Cavity Nesters"
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.