Spring brings many migratory birds back to the Aspen area, making May an exciting month for observing diverse species and nesting activities. Outings are held on every other Tuesday in May, and take us to a variety of bird habitats including Hallam Lake, North Star nature preserve, and other hot spots around Aspen. Birders of all experience levels are welcome! These outings are designed to enhance your knowledge of local birds and their habitats, as well as field craft skills, whether you are a beginning birder or an expert. Bring your own binoculars (or borrow ours) and guidebook (optional), and dress in warm, layered clothing and sturdy footwear as we explore local trails on crisp, beautiful spring mornings. Join us to discover the area's most watchable wildlife - the birds!
Rebecca Weiss is a naturalist specializing in birding, botany, and interpretive program development. She first came to ACES as Naturalist in 1993, later coordinated the Naturalist Field School and worked with Naturalist Programs, and now helps with Naturalist training and mentoring, birding, and custom programs. Rebecca is also a professional writer, developing trail-side natural history interpretive signs and displays in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere in the Colorado. 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.WHAT TO BRING:
Bring binoculars and bird field guide books. ACES has some binoculars to lend. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and appropriate layers for the temperatures. Bring snack and water if you need it for this short outing.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.
$25.00 Non Members
6:30am - 9:30am
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