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Camp Colorado: July 21st-27th, 2013

ABA Summer Young Birders Camp, at Estes Park, Colorado. For more info contact Bill Stewart at 800.850.2473,or e-mail at: bstewart@aba.org
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Join us as we explore Colorado from grasslands to glaciers! From the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado to the aspen groves and alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, 2013 Camp Colorado has it all!

Birders hone in on a bird up the trail.

Birders hone in on a bird up the trail. (Photo by Bill Schmoker)

Campers find plenty of opportunities to take their birding skills to the next level, meet other young people with similar interests, explore careers in birding and ornithology, and, of course, learn about the bird life and natural history of northern Colorado. An amazing diversity of ecosystems lie within a few hours drive, giving one the opportunity to experience many of Colorado’s varied life zones and associated birds. Special birds we’ll look for include White-tailed Ptarmigan, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl, Williamson’s Sapsucker, McCown’s and Chestnut-collared longspurs, and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, to name just a few!

Elk graze at Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk graze at Rocky Mountain National Park

Based out of Estes Park, our home away from home will be the YMCA of the Rockies, bordering majestic Rocky Mountain National Park.

Camp Fee:  $1095.00 includes all lodging, meals, transportation during camp events and instructional sessions.  Does NOT include transportation to and from camp location. ABA Camps are open to all young birders aged 13 to 18.
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Camp Colorado Staff: Jennie Duberstein, Steve Howell, Ted Floyd, Jeff & Liz Gordon, Jeff Bouton, Leica Sport Optics.  Bill Stewart, Camp Director.

Scholarships available: The American Birding Association provides limited scholarships to help young people who are interested in birds to attend summer camps, workshops, training programs, conventions and other bird-related activities. The funds for our scholarships come primarily from donations from ABA members and donations from our sponsors.To apply, please visit - Young Birder Scholarships ~ Young Birders ~ American Birding Association

Birders examine a hummingbird while learning about bird-banding.

Birders examine a hummingbird while learning about bird-banding. (Photo by Bill Schmoker)

 

Birding at Phantom Canyon

Birding at Phantom Canyon. (Photo by Bill Schmoker)