There is a saying that to be a really good birder one should try to identify every bird one sees. The GARNA Birding Club organizes many events throughout the year. Some outings are local, regional, and we even take some special trips out of state.
Co-coordinators: Denny Arter and Andrew Mackie.
If you are a GARNA member and would like to be added to the Birding Club list, please contact Denny Arter at 719-539-0787 or email@example.com. Any level of experience is welcome.
January 21 Birding Club outing to Sands Lake:
Species list (19): Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Great-tailed Grackle
Bluebird Monitoring Program
GARNA partners with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to train volunteers on how to monitor nesting boxes on State Wildlife and State Parks land. Bluebirds, swallows and occasionally other species use cavities for nesting. Currently there are over 130 boxes in the county that are monitored regularly during the spring and summer. Volunteers monitor nesting boxes each week on Parks and Wildlife lands to observe and record the bird species nesting, number of eggs laid and how many birds fledge. In the fall, data is recorded on the Cornell University Nestwatch website. We have many volunteers monitoring boxes in the county and always welcome new people who are interested in participating.