When: July 9, 2018 – 1pm to 3pm
Who: Adults and kids 15 and over

Do you like to hike above tree-line? Do you love birds? Are you interested in participating in citizen science projects?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to Beaver Ponds to find out how you can help monitor populations of brown-capped rosy finches here in Colorado!

Brown-capped rosy finches are Colorado natives. If you live in the mountains you may have seen them at your feeders in the winter. In the summer, they move to even higher elevations above tree line to mate and nest in rocky crevices and talus fields. It is believed their numbers have declined drastically in the last 50 years, possibly due to reduced mountain snow pack. Dr. Luke George from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has been studying and banding the birds to try to determine why their populations are dwindling. He will provide a lecture about these fascinating little creatures and explain how you can assist in his monitoring efforts.

Dr. Luke George has spent a lifetime studying birds across North America. His research has focused on songbird ecology, demography, habitat selection, and conservation working with a variety of species. He has authored more than 75 scientific papers and technical reports on wildlife research and natural resource conservation.

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Registration closes July 6th. Limited to 30 participants. Cost: Free
To register: Contact Kristin Barrett at 719-836-0123 or fill out the form below.

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Events & Programs

There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds this summer.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.

KSS Wilderness Campers
July 17 - July 19, 12pm - 8am
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Alma Festival in the Clouds - booth
July 20, 3pm - 7pm / July 21 & 22, 10am - 4pm
Contact Amity Vargas for more information at (719) 209-5813

Mountain Top Children's Museum
July 24, 12pm - 3pm
Contact Tiernan Spencer for more information at (970) 453-7878

KSS Overnight Wilderness Camp
July 25 - July 26, 12pm - 12pm
For more information visit

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