July 2, 2005 Saturday
Brainard Lake Road and Trails
6:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy the birds of the High Country by car and by hiking the willow carr areas along the Lake Mitchell Trail. This is one of Boulder Counties most beautiful areas, and is seldom birded. Don't pass up this opportunity! Pine Grosbeak, Fox Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow, Dusky Flycatcher possible. Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Four Mile Creek Open Space parking area, .03 miles west of North Broadway on Lee Hill Road to carpool. Dress in layers & have raingear, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, binocks, snacks, water etc. Return around 12:30 p.m. Carpool $3.00 each to driver. (P.S. Everyone who went on this trip last year raved about it!)
Leader: George Coffee 303-449-0082

July 3, 2005
First Sunday Birding
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Walden Wildlife Habitat. Meet at Cottonwood Marsh at 8 a.m. and bird until 11 a.m.. Be prepared for sunny weather, bring bug juice, snack and water, binocular . Everyone welcome.
Leader: Beth Partin 303-466-8880

July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2005 WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday Roadrunners
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Join the group for early morning birding. Meet at East Boulder Recreation Center west end of main parking lot. Leave at precisely 7:30 a.m. and return to parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Leader will pick the area to bird each week. Carpool fee .50 city and 1.00 county wide. Bring all the usual. As always coffee and fellowship at Erhard's bakery in Meadows Shopping Center following birding.
Leader for July: Lonny Frye 303-931-9131

July 9, 2005 SATURDAY
Annual Summer Bird Walk and Picnic at Julie Hammerstrom's on top of Flagstaff Mountain
Time: 8 a.m. to early afternoon
Meet at the East Boulder Rec Center, west end of parking lot to carpool to Julie's home. This special summer event is a great opportunity to meet and bird with others in the club. We want to have more participation of our members in our activities. Please plan to come. See birds such as turkeys, bluebirds, nesting swallows, hummingbirds, etc! Bring your own picnic lunch. We would love to have you join us for this special time. Non walkers can stay around the house and visit and bird in the shade.
Leader: Jim Eide 303-443-6236

July 13, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for July 6th above.

July 20, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for July 6th above.

July 23, 2005 SATURDAY
Hummers of the High Country
8 a.m. to early afternoon
Head for the cool of the hills to view LOTS of hummers, maybe even Calliope and Rufous along with Broadtails. Bring your lunch to eat at some lovely mountain spot. Carpool ($2.00 )from East Boulder Rec Center, west end of main parking lot at 8 a.m and return early afternoon. Bring your clean gallon jugs to get free, pure mountain spring water from Crystal Spring. Everyone welcome.
Leaders: Suzi and Myron Plooster 303-494-6708

July 27, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for July 6th above.

July 31, 2005 SUNDAY
Rocky Mountain National Park
8 a.m. to afternoon
Joint trip with DFO. Meet at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center RMNP at 8 a.m. Look for Williamson's Sapsuckers, nesting Bluebirds, Lincoln's Sparrows and Flycatchers, among others. Trip is a fairly easy hike of about 2 miles, easy walking. Be prepared for all weather conditions and bring lunch, water and snacks for 3/4 day of birding. A great way to learn to bird this wonderful park!
Leaders: Wayne and Dianna Johnston 303-682-5662


August 3, 2005 WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Roadrunners: Every Wednesday in August
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Meet at East Boulder Rec Center, west end of main parking lot. Leave at exactly 7:30 to a local area chosen by leader. Carpool .50 city, 1.00 county wide. be prepared with sunscreen, bug juice, water , snack and hat. Everyone welcome.
Leader: Myron Plooster 303-494-6708

August 6, 2005 Saturday
Rocky Mountain Park. Joint trip with DFO
Time TBA
Look for Ptarmigan prior to birding the Upper Beaver Meadows trail. Mountain birds and who knows- maybe even a Three -toed Woodpecker! A repeat trip to a great place. Meet at Beaver Meadows Visitor center at 8 a.m. and bird till afternoon. Bring lunch, water, snacks etc. and be prepared for any weather changes. Everyone welcome.
Leaders: Dianna and Wayne Johnston 303-682-5662

August 7, 2005 Sunday
First Sunday Birding
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meet at Cottonwood Marsh to bird the Walden/Sawhill complex. Bring binocs, water & snack. Be prepared with bug juice and hat for sunny weather. First Sundays area a great way for both adults and kids who are novice birders to learn about birds from experienced birders. Everyone welcome.
Leader: Pete & Eric Plage. Pete Plage phone: 303-666-9827

August 7, 2005 Sunday
Dragonflies of Boulder County
9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Joint trip with BVAS. Study the jewel-like insects that we call "dragonflies" at selected Open Space areas. Bring your binoculars and insect books, snacks, sunscreen, hat and bug juice. Meet at SAWHILL PONDS parking lot (turn left just at the railroad track on north 75th Street, at the Sawhill Ponds sign). Everyone welcome.
Leader: Scott Severes 303-684-6430

August 10, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for August 3rd above.

August 13, Saturday
Hummingbird Field Trip
6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
See Camera Outdoors calendar for meeting place. Joint trip with BVAS (Boulder Valley Audubon Society). See these amazing birds in various locations in and around the foothills with the author of the famous Hummingbird Video. Possible Rufous, Calliope, Black-chinned in addition to Broad-winged. Plus other bird species encountered along the way. Bring warm jacket and raingear, binocks, water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, repellent, hat etc.
Leader John Vanderpool 303-652-3678

August 17, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for August 3rd above.

August 24, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for August 3rd above.

August 27, 2005 Saturday
Looking for South-bound Migrants in the Boulder area
8 a.m. to noon
With Ted Floyd, master birder. Ted is editor of ABA Birding magazine and knows all the bird sounds! Meet at 8:a.m. at Cottonwood Marsh at Walden Wildlife Habitat and bird till noon. Bring binocks, water, snack, bug juice, hat, sunscreen etc. Everyone welcome.
Leader: Ted Floyd for more information


September 4, 2005
First Sunday Birding
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meet at Cottonwood marsh, Walden Wildlife Habitat, at 8 a.m. to bird the Walden/Sawhill Complex. Bird until 11 a.m. Dress for variable weather, be prepared with water, snack, bug juice and sunscreen, hat. Everyone is welcome.
Leader: TBA / for information call Suzi 303-494-6708

September 7, 14, 21 & 28th
Wednesday Roadrunners
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Meet at East Boulder Rec Center at west end of main parking lot and return to Center at 10:30 a.m. Bring all the usual and be prepared for variable weather. Carpool to area chosen by the leader.
Leader for September: Joyce Takamine 303-554-9785

September 10, 2005 6 a.m. to Sunday September 11 at 6 p.m.
One of the few overnight birding trips for the BBC travels down the South Platte River birding through NE Colorado. Meet at Niwot Park N Ride at 6 a.m. on Saturday to head out on the first day to an overnight stay in Sterling. Birding sites on Saturday will depend on recent migrant reports but might include Prewitt Reservoir, Jackson Reservoir and North Sterling Reservoir. On Sunday we will head further east to Ovid (Cardinals?) and Jumbo Reservoir and work our way back home. Migrant shorebirds, warblers, flycatchers will abound and some rarities are likely. A full two days of birding so be prepared with lots of water, snacks, lunch for Saturday, hat, bug juice, sunscreen, binoculars and scope. Two way radio if you have one. We will have dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday in restaurants, Call to sign up in advance, but please wait until the first of September to register ( no limit on # of people). Everyone welcome. Carpool fee is $20.00. A great trip- everyone will see something really exciting on this one!
Leader: Bill Kaempfer 303-443-3175 or email

September 14, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for September 7 above.

September 21, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for September 7 above.

September 24, 2005
Rabbit Mountain and Beyond
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Meet at four mile creek open space parking lot on lee hill road 0.3 miles west from n broadway. Hike the trails at Rabbit Mountain and see Bushtits, migrating raptors, sparrows etc. Then hit the lakes and ponds around Hygiene and Lagerman on the way back and still return around 2 p.m. This is a great trip for those who enjoy walking and September is a great time to bird this area.
Leader: Pete Plage 303-666-9827

September 28, 2005
Wednesday Roadrunners
See information for September 7 above. Potluck will follow at the Plooster's home 7420 Spring Drive, following birding to wrap up the Roadrunners for 2005! Come share fellowship with us.
Host: Suzi & Myron Plooster 303-494-6708


  • QUESTIONS: Contact Suzi Plooster, Field Trip Coordinator, at 303-494-6708.
  • DIRECTIONS to meeting places:
    *Walden Wildlife Habitat - off North 75th Street between Valmont and Jay roads. Meet at Cottonwood Marsh parking area.
    **East Boulder Recreation Center - 5660 Sioux Drive. Take 55th Street from either Baseline or South Boulder Road, Meet at west end of main parking lot.
    ***SAVERS parking lot at Table Mesa Shopping Ceneter off Broadway 1/4 block south of intersection of Table Mesa and Broadway.
  • CARPOOLING ON TRIPS: We would like to ask that all participants pay their carpooling fee up front to driver at the beginning of the trip. Many times at the end of trip we forget and hopefully this will help as gas continues to get more expensive. Please be prepared with the exact amount, and don't wait for driver to ask you for it. JUST DO IT. Thanks
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