Events

We lead bird walks, host public speakers, and organize birding events. All events are open and free to the public. All ages and abilities are welcome! We also host a number of citizen science programs, including the Christmas Bird Count, Nightjar surveys, Great Backyard Bird Count, and International Migratory Bird Day. Information on these events will be posted here as events approach. If you have any questions feel free to email us.

Field trips
Spring field trips meet at 8:00 am at Coal Creek Coffee downtown unless otherwise noted. We will carpool from there. If you want to leave early, bring your own vehicle. Dress for Laramie weather and bring drinks and snacks. Bring binoculars, scopes, field books, and friends.

Feb 04: Snow Tracking with Gary Beauvais
Feb 18: Winter Birds
Mar 04: Montane Birding
Mar 18: Owling in the Laramie Range - meet at 6 pm at Coal Creek Coffee
Mar 25: Sage-grouse Lek - meet at 6 am at the Eppson Senior Center parking lot
Mar 25: Plains Lakes
Apr 08: Hutton Lake NWR
Apr 22: Laramie Hotspots
Apr 26: Hutton NWR with Little Laramie Hikers - meet at 9 am at Bart's Flea Market
May 06: Arapaho NWR in Walden, Colorado
May 13: Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne
Jun 10: Labonte Nature Walk for Kids - meet at 10 am at Labonte Park

Evening programs
Programs are held in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium (Room 138) unless otherwise noted. This building is located on the University of Wyoming campus at 10th and Lewis St. There is limited parking on 10th St opposite the building. We host bird chat with refreshments in the lobby beginning at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7:00 pm.

Jan 25: "Local Habitat Conservation is For the Birds" by Mindy Meade
Feb 22: "Birding by Ear" by Libby Megna
Mar 29: "Sick and tired of being sick and tired: Can amphibians combat a deadly disease?" by Gabe Barille, and "CSI Medicine Bow: Where have all the frogs gone?" by Andy Gygli.
Apr 26: Live raptor program by Melissa Hill

Special Events

Feb 17 - 20: Great Backyard Bird Count. National Audubon, Bird Studies Canada, and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology encourage folks to make a special effort to count birds in their backyard--or anywhere else!--during these dates. Submit your data to eBird to help scientists monitor bird population trends. Our Winter Birds trip on Feb 18 coincides with this effort.


Mar 16 - 19: Audubon Crane Festival in Kearney, Nebraska. If you would like to attend the festival, Laramie Audubon is facilitating ride-sharing and coordinating roommates. For information on crane-watching and the Crane Festival, contact Tim Banks. To find others who plan on attending the festival, contact Lindsey Sanders. We recommend that you arrange lodgings by January or early February.

April 27: We are starting up a program to monitor nest boxes at Hutton Lake NWR. If you are interested in participating, please attend our info session at 6 pm in room 217 of the Berry Center. Feel free to share our flyer.