Christmas may be weeks away, but the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is holding a “Christmas” Bird Count, geared toward the younger crowd. The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is Saturday, December 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Barr Lake State Park. The event is designed to get young birders involved in the tradition of annual bird counts, foster a conservation ethic and give families a chance to get outdoors for a fun event.
Discover the birds who tough out the winter at Barr Lake. Become a community scientist by helping the Conservancy to identify and count as many species as possible.
Have a little one? Kids ages 1 to 3 will have their own special topic-related programming where they will read stories, play, and explore.
Cost is $7 per child ($1 for adults), plus the $9 per vehicle entrance fee to Barr Lake State Park (unless you already have an annual Colorado State Parks Pass).
Participants should wear comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers. You’ll need to bring a picnic lunch, field guide and binoculars (if you have them). RMBO will have extra binoculars and field guides available. Warm drinks, water and snacks will be provided.
Meet at the Meadowlark Picnic Pavilion in Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton.