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Posted on: February 26, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Enjoy bird-watching? Volunteer for the Colorado Bluebird Project

Watching bluebirds can be fascinating and rewarding.

Find out first-hand how awesome the experience can be by becoming a volunteer for the Colorado Bluebird Project via the Town’s POST Partners program.

A training presentation for those interested in volunteering will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the Philip S. Miller Library.

The Colorado Bluebird Project operates under POST Partners and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver. Now in its fourth year in Castle Rock, the program improves the vitality of native bluebird populations throughout Colorado, with the goal of informing and educating the public about bluebirds.

Thirty-five bluebird nest boxes have been installed on Castle Rock’s parks, open space and trails, and another 28 are set to be added this year.

Volunteers are needed to monitor bluebird nesting and breeding activities weekly between April and mid-August. The data is provided to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as part of a nationwide monitoring project to track the birds’ behavior.

The presentation will provide an overview of the program and monitors’ responsibilities. Training also will be provided for those who decide to become volunteers.

Those who enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a rewarding, fun and educational way to interact with local wildlife are encouraged to attend. All ages are welcome – monitoring is a great family activity.

“The bluebird monitoring allowed our family to do a volunteer activity together,” said Matt Hayes, who monitored bluebirds last year along with wife, Roxann, and daughters Breanna, 6, and Bonnie, 4. “It was also a way for our family to enjoy some of the Town’s trails and open space.”

For more information, contact Barbara Spagnuolo, 720-733-2294 or bspagnuolo@CRgov.com.

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