Birds of Aspen Book Release

Join ACES and authors Rebecca Weiss and Mark Fuller to celebrate the second release of: Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley: A Guide to Birds and Their Habitats from Independence Pass to Glenwood Springs, Including the Crystal and Fryingpan Valleys.

Mark Fuller and Rebecca Weiss have revised and improved their bestselling book, “Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.” The second edition will include six new species, new sidebars, sections on bird photography, birds and forest fires, and a revised “Birding Hotspots” list. In addition, around 80% of the photographs are new. 

Light refreshments will be available, and books will be available for purchase at the event. ​​For those who cannot attend, the book will be available online through Buteo Books online. There will also be a notebook bar by Isa Catto Studios as well as a surprise bird-themed cocktail from Marble Distillery Co. Find out more below! 

Isa Catto Studios Bird Notebook Bar

Experience the joy of making a book at The Notebook Bar. In the spirit of this ACES event, select from a range of bird-themed covers, either featuring Isa Catto’s watercolors or historical bird images. Customize the inside of your book by choosing lined, graph, sketch paper, and more- plus you can mix and match, adding bird sketches and color along the way. The Isa Catto Studio team will then help you bind it up and you now have a custom-designed notebook to enjoy yourself or gift to a bird-loving friend. Notebooks are $26 each and profits will be donated to support ACES programming. 

Bird-Themed Cocktail Provided by Marble Distilling Co.

Marble Distilling Co.’s Marble Vodka 80 was just named “One of the top 10 Coolest Things Made in Colorado” by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce! Join us at the event to try a handmade bird-themed cocktail by this sustainable distillery and ACES partner.

About the Photographer:

Mark Fuller has been a full-time resident of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1971 and a birder for even longer. Formerly the Pitkin County Environmental Coordinator and Director of the Independence Pass Foundation, he has a long history of involvement with local environmental issues and organizations. He has led birding classes for Colorado Mountain College and for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and he is a widely published photographer, specializing in birds, wildlife and landscapes. 

About the Author:

Rebecca Weiss was introduced to the appreciation of birds at an early age by her father, Myrl Lemburg, who has always enjoyed building nest boxes and sharing his love for birds with others. Rebecca came to Aspen in 1993 as an intern for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and later coordinated the Naturalist Field School. She currently guides for ACES’ Birding Program, consults and writes for natural history interpretation projects, and enjoys birding and exploring nature with her husband and their two children. 

Birds of Aspen Book Release



Register for Free
November 29, 2022 from 5–6pm


Hallam Lake