Birding the Burn
Join birding guide Rebecca Weiss to explore areas of the burn on the lower part of Basalt Mountain. We will experience a special suite of birds in various post-fire habitats three years after the 2018 forest fire that burned more than 12,000 acres on and around the mountain. Birds we are likely to see include lazuli bunting, plumbeous vireo, MacGillivray’s warbler, western tanager, Clark’s nutcrackers, rock wrens, various flycatchers and swallows, and many more. This will be a rugged out-and-back hike on a rocky trail.
Meeting location and details will be communicated to registered participants closer to outing date.
About the instructor: Rebecca Weiss is a Naturalist specializing in birding, botany, and interpretive program development. She first came to ACES as a Summer Naturalist in 1993, 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 trailside natural history interpretive signs in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere in Colorado, as well as other writing projects. Rebecca is the author of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. 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.