photo by: Mary Cuyler

GARNA Birding Club

GARNA’s Birding Club is a members club that organizes many events throughout the year. Outings are local, regional, and there are even a few special trips out of state. 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 Any level of experience is welcome. Not a GARNA member? Easily join by clicking the ‘membership’ link on the upper right side of the screen and noting in the comments you are interested in joining birding club.


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.