The native demonstration gardens at our Old Stone House Environmental Learning Center are in, and we are happy to invite you to enjoy them and have fun at this year's BBQ for the Birds. There's something for everybody -- bird walks and talks, live raptors, kid's activities, workshops, music, a tasty picnic, and a silent auction featuring birding excursions and gear, stays at YMCA of the Rockies and at a working ranch, a ride on the Durango train, art, books and much more!
Plus, a special presentation, "Return of the Peregrine Falcon," by Jim Enderson,
a leader in the recovery of this amazing raptor, who will share stories before lunch and slides after lunch.
The Dellora A. & Lester J. Norris Foundation
Wild Birds Unlimited, Denver & Westminster
Register online or by phone, 303-659-4348 ext. 17, through August 23,
or at the door on Aug. 25 (cash, check, Mastercard, Visa or Discover).
Admission includes lunch and all activities.
$6 ages 5 through 12
Under 5 free
Proceeds benefit the Observatory’s environmental education and conservation programs
BBQ for the Birds Schedule — come for all or part of the fun!
7-10:30 a.m. Bird Banding Station Open
7 & 8 a.m. Bird Walks with RMBO Biologist
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Silent Auction Open
8 -11:30 a.m. Kids’ Games & Crafts
9 a.m. Family Nature Hike
9 a.m. Workshops/Presentations:
Backyard Wildlife Habitats
9 -11 a.m. Live Raptors
9 -11 a.m. Live Music
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exhibitors
9:30-11:30 a.m. Face Painting
10 a.m. Workshops/Presentations:
Local Habitats & Plantings — Tour of Environmental Learning Center site
Mysteries of the Black Swift
Small Owl Banding
11:10 a.m. Welcome & Awards Presentation
11:30 a.m. “Return of the Peregrine Falcon” Presentation by Jim Enderson
12 noon Picnic Lunch & Live Music
12:30 p.m. Live Auction
12: 45 p.m. Peregrine Falcon Slide Show