COSA Recruiting for Birds of Concern volunteer monitors

The Boulder Reservoir Birds of Special Concern/Raptor Monitoring Program is RECRUITING.

Training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Responsibilities for this volunteer position include monitoring and reporting animal presence, bird behavior, nest locations, fledgling success and wildlife closure violations, and assisting with educating the public. The minimum volunteer commitment for this program is to monitor your chosen site at least once monthly April – July for a total of at least 4 times. The days are flexible. Each session will be about 1.5 hours. Monitoring is most effective at dawn or dusk.

The all-day training for this program includes slideshow presentation will be held in the morning followed by an easy walk of the monitor locations. Monitors should be able to work independently and have their own binoculars. Skilled birders with the ability to identify osprey, American bittern, northern harrier and burrowing owl are preferred, but some identification training will be provided for beginners. The training will cover targeted birds and field protocols, visits to monitoring locations, signups for locations and field trainings, and meeting your fellow program participants.

For more information and to sign up, please fill out the form at malleym .

Up to 3 folks from other agencies are allowed to shadow this training for a learning opportunity about our program. Please let Mary know if that is your intent so that we don’t close the space to a potential volunteer.


Joy Master

Conservation Ecologist

O: 303-413-7261


Boulder Parks & Recreation

3198 Broadway | Boulder, CO 80304