May Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch
We are excited to offer an in-person birding outing at Rock Bottom Ranch! Advance registration required by 5pm Monday, May 18, as we are limited to group size.
Information regarding additional protocols to follow will be communicated with registered participants on Monday, and will follow current county Safer-at-Home Guidelines. Rock Bottom Ranch is currently closed to the public through May.
Spring brings many migratory birds back to the Roaring Fork Valley, making May an exciting month for observing diverse species and nesting activities. This outing meets at the Rock Bottom Ranch parking lot and focuses on exploring the diverse habitats in and around the ranch property.
Birders of all experience levels are welcome! These outings are designed to enhance your knowledge of local birds and their habitats as well as honing your field craft skills, whether you are a beginning birder or a seasoned expert. Join us to discover the area’s most watchable wildlife: birds!
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.