Ft. Collins, Colorado

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Soapstone Prairie and the Baird's Sparrow! A Hidden Gem in our Own Backyard

Soapstone Prairie

Join Guest Speaker Erin Youngberg, Community and Outreach Biologist for the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


Saturday, September 15th, 2018
11am - 12pm
Wild Birds Unlimited Fort Collins at 3636 S. College Ave.

This is a FREE event but in order to plan for those attending, please RSVP to reserve a seat in your name at (970) 225-2557 or email us at [email protected].


For the past 11 years the scientists at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have studied the grasslands north of Fort Collins including the Natural Area known as Soapstone Prairie.  Located at the Wyoming-Colorado border, this amazing natural area has been home to a wide variety of grasslands and migratory birds.  This year, a state record was realized when it was discovered that the first Baird Sparrow to ever nest anywhere in the State of Colorado had chosen this area to do so!  Erin will share the monitoring activities that the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has managed in Soapstone including some of the adjoining grasslands.  She'll talk about the grasslands species that they've encountered and all that they've seen while working in the area.

Biologist monitoring Soapstone Prairie

Erin found her way to the Bird Conservancy as a volunteer intern for the Bald Eagle Watch Program in January 2010. A bird lover from a very young age, she jumped at the chance to get involved with such a great organization. She was then hired as a seasonal field technician for the International team’s grassland nest productivity study at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area during the 2010 summer season. When she wasn’t observing baby birds, she was performing regularly with her bluegrass band, Finders and Youngberg. Originally from Jackson, Wyoming, Erin graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 2009. She is extremely interested in conserving habitats for our birds and is excited to be lending her skills to the Bird Conservancy.


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