Northern Colorado Birding Fair at Fossil Creek Reservoir on Sept. 23 & 24

“Birding in your Backyard” is the theme for this year’s 7th Annual Northern Colorado Birding Fair, to be held Sept. 23 and 24 at Fossil Creek Reservoir.

The weekend will feature birding field trips on Friday, Sept. 23 and fair festivities on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Schedule of Events:

Birding Behind the Scenes at Soapstone Prairie

Friday, Sept. 23, 7 a.m.- 1 p.m., transportation from Fort Collins provided. City of Fort Collins Biologist Aran Meyer and Educator Sue Kenney will take you to some areas closed to the public for some birding and share information about the internationally renowned Lindenmeier early man site. Free, but registration required. Call 970-416-2815 or email [email protected].

Northern Colorado Birding Fair

Saturday, Sept. 24 at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space.
Guided bird walks at 7 a.m. & 7:15 a.m. Hands-on activity booths, silent auction and vendors 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Raptor releases throughout the day
Presentations at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Interactive Clinics at 10 a.m. and noon
Details at

Visitors will also enjoy interactive booths, guided bird walks, a silent auction, a self-guided scavenger hunt, vendors showcasing birding equipment, and rehabilitated raptor releases. There will be food and drink available courtesy of the Larimer County Friend’s Group, and the Berthoud Lion’s Club. Prizes will be available for children 12 years of age or under who complete their Birding Fair Passport.

Entry to the Northern Colorado Birding Fair is free for all thanks to sponsorships and local vendors who participate, including this year’s presenting sponsor, Poudre Pet and Feed Supply. To help keep the event free, donations from the visiting public will also be accepted.

Directions and more information: The Northern Colorado Birding Fair is at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space, on Carpenter Road, 1 mile west of the I-25/Hwy 392 Windsor exit.

Contact Rob Novak at Larimer County Department of Natural Resources for more information, 970-679-4561 or [email protected]. For a full schedule of events visit

To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces, go to

For information about the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas program,
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