Every birder starts here:
• Click here for the upcoming ACES Summer and Winter birding classes.
• Learn about Audubon Society at audubon.org and our local chapter Roaring Fork Audubon Chapter.
• Visiting Aspen? Find your local Audubon chapter when you go back home.
• Learn anything and everything from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, including BirdCast, their migratory bird forecaster.
• Are you a young birder? Check out this helpful guide called the Young Birder's Backyard Guide, shared with us by Lauren, who is a local student & birding enthusiast! Another website recommended by Peter, who is a 9-year-old birder, can be found here. Thanks Lauren & Peter!
NEW birders - Check out this Beginner's Guide to Birdwatching suggested to us by a young novice birder Nicole from Oregon who found our resource page helpful - thanks Nicole!
Where, How, What:
• Where to go birding in Colorado? Try Colorado County Birding or Colorado Birder
• Click here to learn how to identify birds by their sounds. It does take practice!
• Click here for a digital library of 602 North American bird songs.
• Many online bird guides and resources can be used on your mobile devices. Use them!
• Click here to explore the digital Audubon Bird's and Climate Change Report.
Birding Citizen Science projects you can get involved with:
• Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of habitat distribution. This citizen science project is usually scheduled in February of each year. Clcik here for this year's information.
• Christmas Bird Count is a worldwide bird counting annual event, usually organized by the local Audubon chapters. ACES and Roaring Fork Audubon partner to make this happen in the Aspen area. Stay tuned about the specific date each December.
• Global Big Day is a worldwide bird count and conservation fundraiser held on May 9 and organized by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Birders around the world are encouraged to enter their sightings on ebird in an effort to tally 4,000 species and raise awareness for international conservation effots.
• eBird, an online resource to track your bird sightings and organize and keep your bird lists.