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Montane Bird Identification: Visual, Vocal and Habitat Clues

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Boulder area and Rocky Mountain National Park

Boulder, CO

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PLEASE NOTE: The dates and times shown to the right reflect only the start and end days and times! See below for all actual class dates and times.

Did you ever hear a bird and ask, “I wonder what that was?” This class is designed to help you answer that question. In this class we will explore the elevations of 7,500 – 9,000 feet and study twenty different bird species you can find there.You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. This class is designed for all levels of birding and mobility. Bring your binoculars and be ready for some fun!

Note: You may take this class as well as Sue’s Montane Bird class at a discounted price of $150.00 for both. Simply register and pay for both classes. As soon as we see that you have done so, we will issue you a refund for $10.00 plus Eventbrite's $2.59 registration fee for the second class.

Indoor Class: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Boulder area

Field Class: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:00 am – 12:30 pm, Rocky Mtn National Park area. Each car must have a National Park pass or pay $20.00/car. We will cover about 85 miles, round trip, to RMNP.

Tuition: $80.00. Limited to 12 participants. Registration opens on May 15, 2018. We will cover about 85 miles on our field trip, round trip from Boulder.

Instructor Sue Riffe began her birding career visiting St. Marks NWR in Florida with some friends. After seeing an American Kestrel in a scope, she was hooked! Having lived in Ohio and Florida, she now calls Colorado home. Sue has actively birded in all 64 counties in the Rocky Mountain state and sees over 300 species annually. She’s the owner and tour leader of She Flew Birding Tours, and offers trips in Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Maine, migration hotspots, and international destinations. She has been a professional music educator for over 20 years and enjoys sharing her love of birds and bird songs with all ages.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Our classes are geared toward adult learners. The minimum suggested age for attendance is 18.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Class locations are provided to registrants about two weeks before the class starts in a "Welcome" email from the Instructor. Come directly to the location of the first class and Sue will meet you there. On the field day, we will meet at a location specified at the Tuesday evening class.

If you wish to carpool on the field trip, you can make your own arrangements. We will provide a list of participants who allow us to share their names and emails for this purpose. While we suggest that all occupants share the fair cost of gas/operating costs and applicable park entry fees, BCNA does not organize or participate in any carpool arrangements. If you carpool, please discuss and agree on your travel plans in advance.

What can I bring to the event?

You will want paper and pen/pencil on both days. The instructor will let you know if there is anything specific that you should bring to the field session. Otherwise be prepared for time outdoors, away from the car. You might bring a daypack with water and food for snacks. Wear hiking clothes and footwear adequate for elevation and conditions. Bring sun protection (sun lotion, sun glasses, hat, long sleeves), bug dope, and any field guides, binoculars, spotting scopes, trekking poles, or other personal items and extra clothing you might want.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email registration@bcna.org. We do not check this account every day, but will try to get back to you within four business days.

What's the refund policy?

We open registration for each class just six weeks before it begins so that you will have a good idea of your availability. Our apologies, but refunds are not available. Most of the proceeds from classes go to our instructors. The remainder helps support our education program, research grants, publications, seminars, and conservation efforts. If you must cancel, we hope you'll consider your payment as a donation to the Boulder County Nature Association. Of course, if we must cancel a class, your payment will be fully refunded.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Just log on to your account, go to "Tickets," select your order, and then choose "Edit." Change the name and email address to the new attendee's information. Be sure to check the box and we will send them a confirmation email with all the ticket/registration information they'll need. Once you're done, select "Save" to save your changes.

Demand for our classes is high and participation is limited. Classes usually fill up early, and we maintain a waiting list. If you cannot attend or find a substitute, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your spot to someone else.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will be on our registration list. You may print your Confirmation Email if you want a record.

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