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  • Bird populations explode over summer as fledgling birds leave their nests. They typically look very different from the adults and are often still begging to be fed so the energy can be intense as migratory birds rush to complete the nesting process by preparing their offspring.

    Birds are already on the move in August and by September migration is in full swing. Migration in the fall is more spread out than spring migration, with surprises possible around every corner. To add to the fun, molting adults and juveniles with funky plumages make identification an extra challenge. As we always say, “Any bird is possible during migration!”

    Highlights will include tips on identifying different species and learning about behavior and habitat needs. At Venetucci Farm we are working to manage the ranch for agriculture and wildlife. Cross Creek is just beginning the process to discover what bird species utilize the park.

    Pre-registration is required for all events as group size will be limited to 15.

    Where: Venetucci Farm, 5210 South Highway 85, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

    Cost: Venetucci Farm: $12/adult, $10/student, $7/children (children 5 and under are free). Please make checks out to David Rudin. Payment is due on the day of the outing.

    To Register: Please email David Rudin, dbrudin@yahoo.com and let me know the names and dates of those outings you want to attend.
    Please note the hikes will go rain or shine

    ​For Questions: Email: David Rudin, dbrudin@yahoo.com or call 719-648-9324

    Special Notes: Please bring binoculars. I have a few pairs of loaner binoculars as well. The walking will be moderate but please plan on trail hiking.

    ​**Directions to Venetucci Farm (5210 South Highway 85, CoSpgs, CO 80911): From I-25 going south, take the South Academy Blvd Exit 135. Go east for .5 miles and take the exit for Highway 85 toward Fountain. Turn right on Highway 85 and go .9 miles. Look for the farm on your right and proceed past to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. Turn right, go 50 yards and turn right again on the dirt road. The green water tower will be on your right. Go through the farm gates and park by the large red barn.
  • Date
    9/28/19
    Time
    7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Where
    Colorado Springs Map
  • Host
    Venetucci Farm
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