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A raptor handler with a vulture at the Barr Lake Birding Festival.

​​2016 Barr Lake Fall Birding Festival

Saturday September 10Handlers with birds of prey at the Barr Lake Birding Festival.

Bird enthusiasts are invited to fly over to Barr Lake State Park at 13401 Picadilly Road Brighton, CO to celebrate the fall bird migration, an exciting experience for everyone! This fun and festive community event includes bird banding, guided hikes, educational programs, free food, and more! 

The Fall Birding Festival runs from 7am - 12pm and is free, but a valid parks pass is required for each vehicle entering the park. 

For more information about the Fall Birding Festival, call Barr Lake Nature Center at (303) 659-6005 or e-mail barr.lake.nature.center@state.co.us​.​​​​​​​​​​

Events

Habitats and Adaptations at Golden Gate Canyon
Friday, September 2

Join us and Nature's Educators to learn about animals and their adaptations they have to live in different habitats. Each animal has a job or "niche" in its habitat to help keep the ecosystem going. In this program, we will learn about various adaptations animals have to survive in their environments. A raptor, snake, lizard, amphibian, invert, and 1 other ambassador will visit to help demonstrate amazing adaptations for survival in various habitats!

Chatfield Birdwalk
Saturday, September 24

Join naturalist & bird expert Joey Kellner in exploring various areas inside the park in search of feathered treasure. All ability levels are welcome. No sign-up necessary. Meet at the Platte River parking lot. No pets. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellant as needed.

Green Ranch Hike at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Saturday, October 1

Join volunteer naturalist John Moyer for an exclusive tour of the Green Ranch property at Golden Gate Canyon State Park; an area that is closed to the public the majority of the year. John will share information on the flora, fauna, and history of the area while seeing the breath-taking views. Please RSVP.

Halloween at Highline Lake-Creepy Crawly Creatures and Hallween Movie
Friday, October 21

Come out to Highline Lake State Park for a weekend filled with Halloween Fun! Friday evening join us in the campground for a program on Creepy Crawly Creatures at 5:00 pm! Come learn about all the spooktacular animals of Halloween and why we really have nothing to be afraid of! This will be followed by a Halloween movie at 7:00 pm. There will be popcorn and hot apple cider provided!

Halloween at Highline Lake-Creepy Crawly Creatures and Hallween Movie
Friday, October 28

Come out to Highline Lake State Park for a weekend filled with Halloween Fun! Friday evening join us in the campground for a program on Creepy Crawly Creatures at 5:00 pm! Come learn about all the spooktacular animals of Halloween and why we really have nothing to be afraid of! This will be followed by a Halloween movie at 7:00 pm. There will be popcorn and hot apple cider provided!

Chatfield Birdwalk
Saturday, October 29

Join naturalist & bird expert Joey Kellner in exploring various areas inside the park in search of feathered treasure. All ability levels are welcome. No sign-up necessary. Meet at the Platte River parking lot. No pets. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellant as needed.

Chatfield Birdwalk
Saturday, November 26

Join naturalist & bird expert Joey Kellner in exploring various areas inside the park in search of feathered treasure. All ability levels are welcome. No sign-up necessary. Meet at the Platte River parking lot. No pets. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellant as needed.

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