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Rocky Mountain
Raptor Program

Judy Scherpelz
Executive Director


Host Hotel Address:

Fort Collins Marriott
350 East Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Jamie Meyer
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RRF Board Mtg.

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Welcome / Plenary Lecture Speaker: Dr. Pat Shipman

General Paper Session

Early Career Raptor Researchers Lunch

Special Session:
Raptor-Human Conflicts

Poster Session

General Paper Session

The Role of Banding in Raptor Conservation: Past, Present, and Future

Special Session: Raptors
and Zoonotic Infections

Evening Social

General Paper Session

Special Session:
Raptors in Education

Special Session:
Energy Development

RRF Business Meeting

Silent Auction

Awards Banquet

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Behind the Scenes in the Ornithology Collection, Zoology Department, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Sunday, September 26, 2010
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Field Trip

Come visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a special behind the scenes look at the Zoology Department Ornithology Collections. On this trip you may see several of over 50,000 specimens, including raptors, and also many other orders and families of birds. The collection houses study skins, mounts, and skeletons dating back to the 1870’s, with about 70% from Colorado and the surrounding mountain/plains region, but with coverage from 6 out of 7 continents as well. Collections include type material, such as Gunnison Sage Grouse and subspecies of Bobwhite Quail, as well as extinct species such as Passenger Pigeons, Carolina Parakeet, Huia, Elephant Bird, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and more. The collection also contains first state records and erratic finds, such as the only known Magnificent Frigate Bird from Colorado.

Trip Details
Participants would be guided through the collections for 1.5 hours, and then spend more time (up to an hour) for facilitated free time to examine skins or skeletons in more detail, for up to 2.5 hours behind the scenes. Photography and measurement are welcome. After the behind the scenes portion, participants may visit the exhibit galleries for an additional 1 to 2 hours to view the Denver Museum’s stunning dioramas, half of which contain birds from Colorado and throughout the world.

Cost:    $20.
Trip Limited to 15 participants due to space needs.

The trip will include transportation to and from Fort Collins. There is both a restaurant and snack bar at the Museum.

Jeff Stephenson 
Collections Manager, Zoology Department
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205-5798
(303) 370-8319

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