Fall Bird Migration Field Trip | FOUR
Join us for a morning of birding at Meadowood Pond where we have special access to this private location, a little haven for migratory and resident birds. We will explore around the pond's open water and surrounding riparian habitats as well as patches of native shrubland, cottonwood forest, spruce trees, and open grassy meadows. Target species include warblers, various sparrows, waterfowl, and woodpeckers, with a decent chance of less common birds that are occasionally seen here such as marsh wren, Cooper's hawk, or lazuli bunting.
This class requires advance registration to ensure appropriate planning for the field experience.
Meeting location will be communicated to registered participants.
About the Instructor:
Rebecca Weiss is a Naturalist specializing in birding, botany, and interpretive program development. She came to ACES as a Summer Naturalist in 1993, and later directed the Naturalist Field School and worked with ACES’ Naturalist Programs. She guides for ACES’ Birding Program outings and is a professional writer and consultant. Rebecca is the author of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. She holds a BS in Biology and a MA in Environmental Education, and loves exploring the natural world with her husband, Austin, and their children, Anders and Elsie.
What To Bring:
Bring your own binoculars (or borrow ours) and guide book (optional). Be prepared for cool temperatures and walking both on- and off-trail. Please dress in warm layers and sturdy footwear.