February 5-7, kick off at 6 p.m. at the Olde Town Carriage House
This popular annual winter festival started with a small group of people celebrating the bald eagles that winter at Lake Pueblo State Park and has grown into one of Pueblo’s most family-friendly events. It now offers three full days of fun and discovery for all ages.
Pueblo Eagle Days offers festival goers the opportunity to see live birds of prey up close, fun and entertaining presentations, a photo contest, and lots of crafts and activities for the kids.
Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include getting to see rehabilitated birds of prey released back into the wild and painting pictures of birds of prey at the Pueblo Zoo.
A schedule, and more information on the festival can be found at: www.puebloeagledays.org.
Saturday, February 6
We’ll have crafts for the kids and a live raptor presentation that everyone will enjoy. Weather permitting, we will shuttle guests on the Eagle Express to the gazebo and back. Kids can join a Naturalist on the front lawn for Build It Big!, constructing a life-sized replica of a Bald eagle nest The hike is three miles round trip. Join Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory at The Gazebo from 9am – 12pm for a presentation as well. Call 303-659-6005 to RSVP. See Barr Lake State Park's pages for more information.
Saturday Guided Bird Walks Saturday, February 13
Grab your binoculars and field guide or check out a loaner set of ours, and enjoy an exciting morning of birding at Barr Lake. Park Naturalists enthusiastically introduce birders of all ability levels to Barr Lake’s feathered residents and migrants. In addition to a variety of wintering songbirds, you may find the raptor and waterfowl watching this time of year to be exceptional!
Great Backyard Bird CountSaturday, February 13
Great Backyard Bird Count now has participants in over 130 different countries with over 140,000 participants! Come join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Barr Lake State Park for the 19th annual GBBC. Spend a morning learning the importance of being a Citizen Scientist while exploring what local birds are toughing out the winter here in Brighton. There is even a photo contest for the photographers in the group!
Join in the 19th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend! It’s a fun and easy way to help researchers learn about birds – all over the world! Anyone can take part, by counting the birds in your backyard or join in one of our bird hikes. Hikes will be lead by bird guides. No experience necessary. Read more about it at birdcount.org
Saturday, February 13th
9 am or 10:30 am at Florissant Fossil Beds
Sunday, February 14th
9 am at Mueller State Park
Hike Homestead TrailSaturday, February 20
Take a pleasant 2 mile hike through forest, meadows, and rock formations with Volunteer Naturalist Nancy. Snowshoes are recommended after recent snowfall.
Chatfield BirdwalkSaturday, February 27
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.
Hike Homestead TrailSunday, February 28
Take a pleasant 2 mile hike through forest, meadows, and rock formations with Volunteer Naturalist Penny. Snowshoes are recommended after recent snowfall.
Chatfield BirdwalkSaturday, March 26
Chatfield BirdwalkSaturday, April 30
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