During the winter, Boulder is a hot spot for birds of prey: some migrate here from the very far north! Join OSMP Naturalists Dave Sutherland and Debbie Cushman to watch majestic birds of prey wheel and hunt over the prairie as we hike near Boulder Valley Ranch and the Boulder Reservoir. Bring binoculars, spotting scopes, guidebooks, and any level of experience. Be prepared for cold windy conditions and amazing sights. Please bring strap-on traction for footwear (e.g. micro-spikes or Yak-tracks) since the trail may be very slick and icy. Please do not bring dogs. This hike is free but limited to 20 people; the meeting location will be provided in your confirmation email.Minimum Participants: 8
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Dave is an award-winning field naturalist with Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks department. Besides over 20 years working in the Boulder area, Dave has led outdoor education programs in Idaho, California, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Dave is a natural science geek who uses games and activities to inspire others with his love of nature. He has been training for his job since the age of 4, when he began collecting rocks and butterflies and drawing his own bird books with crayons.