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New class offerings from the RMNA Field Seminar Center

From: Greg W.
Sent on: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:35 AM

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Spring weather is coming and the Rocky Mountain Nature Association is ready with a variety of new opportunities to connect to Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding natural areas.  Please call[masked] or visit to learn more about these and other classes happening soon! 
Each year, April in the high country is a time when we welcome back birds that have spent the winter in warmer climates.  Ducks, shorebirds, warblers, swallows, flycatchers, sparrows, sapsuckers, bluebirds and many others return for the nesting season or stop to refuel before heading farther north.  Join this spring birding seminar as we welcome home “our” birds.  We will explore several locations in and around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park identifying as many species as possible by sight and sound, and we will learn about their natural history.
The diversity of birds of prey in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park during spring is quite impressive.  In a few hours of field time, we may locate turkey vulture, osprey, golden eagle, bald eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, sharp-shinned hawk, northern goshawk, red-tailed hawk, prairie falcon, peregrine falcon and possibly other raptors.  We will concentrate on this group of diurnal hunters but will also have the opportunity to see other spring migrants and year-round resident species as well.  We will discuss natural history as we watch and enjoy these magnificent predators.
Twilight marks the transition when nocturnal birds become active.  While many daytime species can still be located, Wilson’s snipes, owls, common nighthawks and common poorwills start their nightshift hunting at dusk.  We will explore the haunts of these birds seeking both to see and hear these mysterious creatures.  We will discuss natural history and ecology as we visit, search and listen. 

Another exciting learning experience, coming in June, is a week long eco-vacation sponsored in partnership with Shadowcliff Lodge near Grand Lake, Colorado.  This adventure is designed as an intergenerational opportunity to learn and play together with the backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park, the town and waters of Grand Lake and the fifty year history of Shadowcliff Lodge.  Leaders include professional educators, RMNA instructors, park rangers, naturalists and experienced retreat coordinators. Please contact [address removed] or call[masked] for more information about this unique opportunity. 

PO Box 3100 / 48 Alpine Circle | Estes Park, CO 80517 US

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