February Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch
Birding in winter and early spring is great exercise for your identification and field craft skills. Join us on select mornings this winter at Rock Bottom Ranch and discover the joy of birding! We will learn about non-breeding plumages, winter foraging strategies, and behaviors of migratory and resident birds. We often enjoy excellent views of birds in the absence of summer’s foliage and close encounters where birds flock around food sources. Designed for birders of all experience levels, we focus on birding tips, sharing our observations, and the fun of connecting with nature. Every outing is a treasure hunt in the diverse habitats of Rock Bottom Ranch.
About the instructor: Rebecca Weiss is a Naturalist specializing in birding, botany, and interpretive program development. She first came to ACES as a Summer Naturalist in 1993, later directed the Naturalist Field School and worked with ACES’ Naturalist Programs. She currently guides for ACES’ Birding Program outings and is involved with the center’s interpretive and custom programs. Rebecca is also a professional writer, developing trailside natural history interpretive signs in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere in Colorado, as well as other writing projects. Rebecca is the author of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. She holds a BS in Biology and an MA in Environmental Education, and loves exploring the natural world with her husband, Austin, and their children Anders and Elsie.