Celebrating the Greatest Bird in the World, the American Bushtit & iNat-ing at Hog Island Birding Camp
Join us this Tuesday for our first speaker program in 2023, where you'll get two wonderful presentations in one evening!
Celebrating the Greatest Bird in the World, the American Bushtit
Wandering Albatrosses and Peregrine Falcons and Resplendent Quetzals are awesome birds, but Ted Floyd’s favorite of them all is the American Bushtit, an entirely drab micro-birdlet that happens to be the smallest U.S. bird other than the hummingbird. Don't be fooled by their plain gray plumage and feeble, high-pitched calls - bushtits really are extraordinary. In this encomium to the exalted pixie of Boulder County scrublands and residential neighborhoods, Ted takes us behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the marvels and majesties of the world’s greatest bird.
Ted Floyd is longtime Editor of Birding magazine, the award-winning flagship publication of the American Birding Association, as well as the author of five bird books and more than 200 popular articles, technical papers, and book chapters on birds and nature. Learn more here
Birding and iNat-ing at Hog Island
Hannah Floyd was selected as one of the recipients of the 2022 Boulder County Audubon Society’s Hog Island scholarship
. In June of 2022, she traveled to Hog Island, Maine, for five days of fantastic birding and “iNat-ing.” During camp, she met other young birders from across the country and learned a lot about seabird research and general natural history from the knowledgeable camp leaders and the other teens.
During Hannah’s talk, she will recount her adventures with various birds like Atlantic Puffins and Black Guillemots through photos and stories. Birds are just the beginning of the delights of the natural world for Hannah; she will also share the myriad lichens, dragonflies, parasitic plants, and more from her time at Hog Island.
When: Tuesday, January 24, 7:15-8:30 pm
: In person at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder. Online via Zoom (a link to the meeting will be posted on this page
on the day of the program)
For a preview of Boulder Audubon's upcoming Spring 2023 speaker series, visit this page
For in-person programs, we will follow CDC, State of Colorado, and Boulder County Public Health guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as policies of the Church that hosts our programs. At this time, all persons who enter the UU Church building are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To keep our community healthy, we also ask that everyone who attends in person wear a high-quality mask over your mouth and nose; stay home if you have symptoms, a known exposure to COVID-19, or a positive test result; and confirm a negative result on a rapid antigen test prior to attending, if you have recently tested positive or had symptoms.