birds

Boy Turns School Project into Board Game
Aug16

Boy Turns School Project into Board Game

Eric Shadt has turned a fourth-grade science project into a board game that will help save the endangered Philippine Eagle. And after he’s finished with that one, he hopes to create more.

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Learn More about Raptors at Show
Jun28

Learn More about Raptors at Show

Two long-time falconers want to share their love of birds of prey while educating the public about disappearing habitat for raptors during a demonstration and show at the Fairgrounds.

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Homemade Hummingbird Food: 3 Ways to Save Time & Money
May06

Homemade Hummingbird Food: 3 Ways to Save Time & Money

I was at the local hardware store recently to buy a new hummingbird feeder when I noticed the price on a 32 ounce bottle of hummingbird nectar: $11.99. Admittedly, this store isn’t the cheapest in town, but it still surprised me to see a bottle of sugar water selling for that much. My husband and I have been making our own hummingbird food for the past couple of years, and we’ve learned a few shortcuts along the way—on both the...

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Bird Enthusiasts Head to Cortez for Avian Festival
Apr19

Bird Enthusiasts Head to Cortez for Avian Festival

Hundreds of birding fans are expected in Montezuma County to explore the region’s diverse bird populationsas part of the 15th annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival.

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Ospreys return to Lake Capote
Apr08

Ospreys return to Lake Capote

“Suuwhsiagyetu (Strong Wings, male) and Suupu’ighyetu (Powerful Eyes, female) are back! The Southern Ute Wildlife Division is pleased to announce the return of a pair of ospreys to our nest at Lake Capote. The birds have been busy rebuilding the nest, and we had the first egg laid on Monday April 8th. Check out lakecapote.com/osprey-cam/to follow this year’s breeding cycle and compare it with observations from the last two...

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The first osprey hatched today!
May09

The first osprey hatched today!

The Lake Capote osprey nest For the past ten years, a pair of ospreys has made its seasonal home at the Southern Ute Tribe’s Lake Capote, and given visitors spectacular displays of nesting, fishing, and fledgling young. Beginning in 2017, viewers should get a much more close-up view of the birds’ activities, via a webcam installed at their nest. The birds have arrived in March of each year, after migrating from their winter homes in...

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Webcam Installed on Lake Capote Osprey Nest
Mar18

Webcam Installed on Lake Capote Osprey Nest

The Southern Ute Wildlife Division is pleased to announce the successful installation of a webcam on the osprey nest at Lake Capote. The pair of ospreys have again arrived at the Lake and have been building their nest in preparation for their breeding season. Watch all of the activity close-up and see what unfolds in this 10th year of osprey nesting at Lake Capote. The live video, along with more information about the birds, can be...

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