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Morning Birding
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Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Dale Armstrong

North Star Birding | Early Migration

Meet at South Gate parking lot, 2.1 miles from the corner of Hwy 82 and Original Street.


Dispersing juvenile birds and early migrants are on the move by mid-August. This special birding outing will focus on learning about bird migration patterns in the Roaring Fork Valley, the importance of protected habitats for their resting and refueling needs, and how bird migration connects us to countries, continents, and hemispheres as birds begin the sensational phenomenon of fall migration. We will discuss the many environmental factors, internal cues, and physical adaptations birds use as their migrate between breeding and wintering ranges.

Meet at the South Gate parking lot, 2.1 miles from the intersection of Main/Hwy82 and Original street (paraglider's parking lot). Dress in warm layers and sturdy footwear, and be prepared for non-strenuous hiking on and off trail. (There are no restroom facilities at this location).

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 trail-side natural history interpretive signs and displays in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere in the Colorado, as well as other writing projects. Rebecca is the author Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley (to be released this summer!). 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.
$0.00 Members
$0.00 Non Members
Hallam Lake
7:30am - 9:30am
Class Maximum20
Spots Available7
Wait List0
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