Discover the diverse birdlife of the Roaring Fork Valley with ACES on Tuesday mornings throughout the summer. Birders of all experience levels are welcome! Outings meet at ACES' Hallam Lake Nature Preserve or Rock Bottom Ranch (see dates for corresponding locations), and begin with a brief orientation, followed by birding in the field. We explore bird activity in a variety of local habitats at these ACES sites, as well as other local birding hot spots. Every outing delivers different opportunities to learn about bird behavior, identification, migration, and habitats.
Bring your own binoculars (or borrow ours) and guide book (optional). Be prepared for cool temperatures and walking both on and off trail: dress in warm layers and sturdy footwear. Come join us to discover the birds on these beautiful and serene early mornings! Be sure to check locations (Hallam Lake or Rock Bottom Ranch) and outing times, as they vary through the summer.
Rebecca Weiss is a naturalist specializing in birding, botany, and interpretive program development. She first came to ACES as s Summer Naturalist in 1993, and later directed the Naturalist Field School and worked with ACES' Naturalist Programs. She currently guides for ACES' Birding Program outings and is involved with the center's interpretive and custom programs. Rebecca is also a professional writer, developing trail-side natural history interpretive signs and displays in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere in the Colorado, as well as other writing projects. Rebecca is the author of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley (to be released this summer!). She holds a BS in Biology and an MA in Environmental Education, and loves exploring the natural world with her husband, Austin, and their children Anders and Elsie.WHAT TO BRING: Bring binoculars and bird field guide books. ACES has some binoculars to lend. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and appropriate layers for the temperatures. Bring snack and water if you need it for this short outing.
$25.00 Non Members
7:00am - 10:00am