Hard to adjust to this cold weather after such a warm month! My fingers were freezing during the first hour or so, but my great team of Saturday volunteers got the early birds - mostly warblers and kinglets - in and out in record time. 38 new birds plus another 21 recaps made for a busy morning, which we shared with Hugh and Urling's Beginning Birder class from Denver Audubon. Breakdown of the 38 new birds:
We are open 6 days per week, Tuesday-Sunday, weather permitting, through October 14. We are opening nets at 6:50 and should have birds back at the station by 7:30. We will close most days by about 11:30. School groups arrive most weekdays at about 9:30. The best time to visit (fewest people, most birds) is before 9:30 weekdays and Sundays.
Meredith McBurney Bander Barr Lake Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies