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Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 5:30am

Cortez Cultural Center
25 North Market Street
Cortez, CO 81321

5:30am: Tour #16 - Yellow Jacket and Lower McElmo Canyons
Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter, Colorado Birding Atlas II
Cost: $60

Tour #17
5:45am: Roaring Fork Ranch and Twin Spruce Ponds SWA
Ryan Votta, Asst. Manager, Durango Fish Hatchery, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Cost: $50

6:00am: Tour #18 - Marsh/Washburn Ranch
John Bregar, Oil and Gas Geologist/Geophysicist, Retired
Cost: $55

6:15am: Tour #19 -among the Ancients
Byron Greco, Design Engineer, La Plata Electric Company, Retired
Cost: $50

6:30am: Tour #20 - Montezuma Land Conservancy
At the Foot of the Mesa
Vern Gersh
Cost: $60

6:45am: Tour #21 - Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch
Lynn Wickersham, Senior Avian Ecologist, Animas Biological Studies
Cost: $70

7:00am: Tour #22 - Montezuma Land Conservancy
Birding Echo Basin

Linda Martin, Supervisory Interpretive Park Ranger, Mesa Verde National Park, Retired
Cost: $55

7:15am: Tour #23 - Nature Center at Butler Corner and Boggy Draw

Donna Thatcher, Director, Riverside Nature Center at the Farmington Museum
Cost: $50

8:30am – 11:30am: Tour #24 - Family Outing: Nature Center at Butler Corner
Gabi Morey, Director of Education and Outreach, San Juan Mountains Association

Dinner, Silent Auction, Keynote Speaker — Cortez Conference Center
5:30pm – Social Hour and Silent Auction Opens
6:15pm – Dinner
7:15pm – Silent Auction Closes
7:30pm – Keynote Speakers: Noah Strycker, “Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year”

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