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This spring and summer, the Town is looking for volunteers to monitor bluebirds as they return from their winter migration to nest. As a local division of the Colorado Bluebird Project, Town residents have been helping to create and monitor nesting boxes throughout our community for the past 12 years. Now, the Town is gearing up for the 2019 season.
Learn more about what the bluebird project is all about at an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday Feb, 21, at The Millhouse, 1381 W. Plum Creek Parkway. Participants will hear from nature experts on why it is important to look after this native songbird population.
A volunteer team of all ages is needed to visit the boxes weekly to collect and submit important nesting data. Volunteers are also needed to help with nesting box construction and repairs. The program begins in late March, before bluebirds return from their winter migration, and runs through the end of summer.
A separate training will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at The Millhouse, for those who decide to monitor boxes weekly. Join this unique experience for a chance to see bluebird eggs, hatchlings, and beautiful songbirds.
This important program helps to protect these migratory songbirds that brighten up Castle Rock. Over time, development has decreased the amount of natural bluebird nesting places. Setting up man-made nesting boxes helps to bring back the population, and has become a local tradition.
For more information, please visit CRgov.com/bluebird or contact Barbara Spagnuolo, Natural Resource Specialist, at 720-733-2294, or bspagnuolo@CRgov.com
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