May Birding at Hallam Lake
Spring brings many migratory birds back to the Aspen area, making May an exciting month for observing diverse species and nesting activities. This outing meets at Hallam Lake and includes birding in ACES’ 25-acre preserve as well as a mini-field trip to one of many nearby hotspots.
Birders of all experience levels are welcome! These outings are designed to enhance your knowledge of local birds and their habitats as well as honing your field craft skills, whether you are a beginning birder or a seasoned expert.Join us to discover the area’s most watchable wildlife: birds!
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.
How To Get There:
Please bike or walk to ACES whenever possible! We understand that you'll need to drive to ACES for certain classes - 6am birding classes, photo field trips, etc. However, when you can, make it a personal challenge and see if you can drive fewer times than last year! Parking at ACES is limited.