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Beginning Birding by Habitat

  • 500 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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A two-day introductory birding course for anyone who wants to learn about the diverse habitats of Rocky Mountain National Park and the birds who call these places home. In this class, instructor Debbie Bangs will begin with a brief talk about why birds are so specific to various habitats within the biomes of Rocky Mountain National Park in late spring and early summer. Participants will learn about a range of species that could be found in the field as they go birding through the two days with various stops through Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants will be walking up to a mile at certain locations but since we are birding, this will be slow paced. Participants will discover why certain birds can be found in various locations and which features of the environment make that place an ideal home. This course is designed for beginning birders who would like an easy approach to learning to identify the common birds in Rocky Mountain National Park. The class participants will be going out in the field to experience bird life within various montane, subalpine, and alpine habitats while learning key identifying features of the common birds likely to be found in the various habitats within these biomes. This is an ideal way to get to know both native birds and Rocky Mountain National Park!  

When: Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. AND Friday, June 23, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.