Birding By Habitat: Woody Creek
Hike through pinyon-juniper woodland, sagebrush, mountain shrubland and riparian communities where breeding birds include Black-throated Gray Warblers, Virginia’s Warblers, Rock Wrens, Wild Turkeys, Warbling Vireos, Yellow Warblers, Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds, raptors and more! We will take our time as we observe birds along a trail that contours along both smooth and rocky areas. Views of the valley will allow us to observe birds over adjacent landscapes as well as those in our immediate surroundings. Join us for this excellent sampler of these vibrant habitats. This is an out-and-back hike of about 3 miles in total.
Meeting location and details will be communicated to registered participants closer to outing date.
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.