Date: 4/1/17 5:02 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Burrowing Owls and security guards, Adams county
Is concealed carry legal there?
Or, if you're a turkey vulture, concealed carrion?
Karl Stecher
Centennial/Arapahoe




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From: "Glenn Walbek, Castle Rock, CO" <juncos...>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 5:55 PM
To: <migrant44...>
Cc: "Cobirds" <cobirds...>, <otowi33.33...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Burrowing Owls and security guards, Adams county
I just read the ABA has implemented 'sanctuary hot spots', where birders
can bird freely without fear of intimidation, deportation, or ID
questioning. Below is a partial list of these hot spots..

Walden Ponds
Baseline Reservoir
Gregory Canyon
Valmont Reservoir
Greenlee Preserve

Glenn Walbek
Castle Rock, CO



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On Apr 1, 2017 12:50 PM, 'Norm Lewis' via Colorado Birds
<cobirds...> wrote: I understand, and this why I encourage
other birders not to let themselves be pushed around for no particular good
reason. I make it a point never to pass a "private property" sign, to cross
fences or enter anywhere that says "keep out". However, I find that more
and more I am being harrassed for being in areas which appear have public
access. "Golf Cart Boy" out at Latham once called the sheriff on me (he did
it while I was standing there, so I know he actually did it; I overheard
the conversation). I just stood there while he yelled at me that I was
ignoring him, to which I replied, "Yep". He left, but I waited around for
the authorities, who of course never appeared. They probably got a good
laugh out of his report of a miscreant birder. Anyway, if law
enforcement gives me a valid reason way I should vacate an area, vacate I
will. Yesterday's "officer" (who must have looking desperately for a reason
to justify her existence) just sputtered about "DIA" and "private property"
and really had no good reason why I should leave the area.
That's probably enough on this subject. Please obey all property signs and
follow the ABA Code of Ethics. But I submit that there is no reason why
birders should be bullied just because we have a reputation for being
rather passive.
Norm Lewis
Lakewood, CO

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From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Cc: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 11:12 am
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Burrowing Owls and security guards, Adams county
That is funny, but as a Muslim birder this stuff is not much of a joke
to me. I am afraid to go on any birding expeditions out of the country
right now, or to even try to get on a plane to go somewhere in this
country. I was harassed and followed by security once for birding at the
Xeriscape Gardens in Colorado Springs - apparently because it is owned by
the local utility company the fact that I had a scarf and binoculars made
me a terrorist. I just don't trust the 'authorities' are always going to
do the right thing because of my appearance. I have heard the same thing
from several birders of color. I encourage those of you who are less
marginalized to keep standing up when people push you like that because you
might be indirectly helping out someone who wouldn't be able to do so.
Diana Beatty
El Paso County

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
wrote: April Fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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