FRBC: A Nature Center For You and Your
|YOU’RE INVITED TO A B’DAY PARTY!
Front Range Birding turns 2 years old Oct 21
Wine tasting, treats, book signings, door prizes, store
wide sale, & more—all on tap!
Come by the store on Saturday, October 21st and
join us in celebrating 2 years of serving you. We’ll roll
out the “Taste of Colorado” with free in store
samples of Colorado home grown jellies, jams,
mustards, syrups, hot sauces, and of course Hogback
Honey. Additionally, from 2 till 4pm, Ole Vine Liquors
will have a wine tasting event featuring Colorado’s
own special wines and meads! We’ll also provide
shade grown coffee and some homemade lemonade!
Eat, drink, and be merry while getting a leg up on
your Christmas shopping. In addition to the 20%
anything birds eat October sale, all the good
will be included in a store wide 15% off b’day sale!
TASTE OF COLORADO ALL DAY
COLORADO WINE TASTING 2-4 PM
BOOK SIGNINGS 2 TILL 5 PM - Mary Taylor Gray will
be on hand to talk about her 2 books: The Guide
to Colorado Birds and On the Trail of
20% OFF SEED SALE !
15% OFF ALL NON-SEED ITEMS!
COLORADO APPITIZERS SUPPLIED BY
Honeyville of Durango
Patty’s Pantry of Brighton
Boulder Hot Sauce Co of Boulder
Serado Valley Foods of La Veta,
Yours truly (Hogback Honey)
FEATURED WINES AND MEADS
Carlson Laughing Cat and Merlot
Cottonwood Cabernet, Merlot, & Chardonnay
Colorado Cellars Riesling, Gewurtz, and Port and Meads
See you at the celebration, Tom and Diane
|FREE DIGISCOPING SEMINAR SATURDAY NOV 4TH AT THE AUDUBON SOCIETY AT CHATFIELD STATE PARK 1 till 5 pm
FRBC joins Swarovski Optics to put on a free 1/2-day
beginning digiscoping seminar at the Audubon
Center’s Chatfield facility in beautiful Waterton
Canyon. This is a great digiscoping educational
opportunity. Many other optics topics will be covered
Many birds frequent Chatfield State Park and
Waterton Canyon. Shorebirds, Raptors to include Bald
Eagles, and a multitude of many other species make
the site ideal for a hands on optics and
Marrying a digital camera and spotting scope gives
you the ability to take incredibly scarp photos of
wildlife hundreds of feet away. At the seminar
experts from Swarovski will help you become an
accomplished wild life photographer. Scopes,
adapters, binoculars, and cameras will be on hand but
feel free to bring your own as well.
The seminar will run roughly from 1pm till 5pm. We will
use the Audubon Center’s newly renovated historic
farm house at the edge of Chatfield State Park.
Seating is limited but there is no limit to standing
To truly enjoy the birding pastime, good optics is an
absolute necessity. A quality spotting scope or pair
if binoculars brings the majesty of birds right before
your eyes. Adding the ability to capture this
rewarding experience digitally makes every outdoor
journey uniquely rewarding.
We plan to hold multiple in-depth free sessions with
optics and camera experts beginning next spring.
They will help to ensure you are up to speed by
the beginning of the 2007 breeding season.
Come join us on Saturday, November 4th . Take
Wadsworth 4 miles south of C-470. Turn left on
Waterton Road and left again immediately into the
Audubon Society at Chatfield parking lot. See you
|FALL BACKYARD TIPS
Who isn't discouraged when...
large birds descend on our bird feeders, frightening
off our smaller birds? Yet blue jays, grackles, redwing
blackbirds, doves and pigeons are native birds and
they have their place in Nature's scheme of things.
We can welcome them, but on our terms, not theirs!
With knowledge of specific feeders and food choices,
we can manage the larger birds and allow our small
birds to feed in peace.
Let's take advantage of the fact that chickadees,
nuthatches and titmice are agile clingers who easily
feed at small, free-swinging globe feeders with no
perches. Globe feeders are available in various sizes.
Check with us on which size works best for your
individual large bird issue. Fill your globe with black oil
sunflower seed, loved by small birds and not so much
by larger birds. Large birds find it virtually impossible
to balance on free-swinging perch less globes and will
soon leave them alone.
Additional feeders that “clinger only” small birds love
are Nyjer tubes, mesh, and sock feeders. These
feeders do not attract any large perchers and hold
the highly preferred non-germinating Nyjer seed that
Goldfinches love. Remember they stay with us all
Here's a quick solution to protecting your suet feeder
from invaders--simply hang a dome shaped baffle
over your suet basket to prevent starlings and
grackles from landing. Baffles typically are made of
either metal or plastic--we have both varieties.
Finally, set up a diversion feeding area for those big
birds, and locate it well away from the smaller
feeders. For this you want a large and broad platform
feeder with plenty of room to land and perch. Fill it
with inexpensive seed blends that include corn and
millet, favorite foods of blackbirds and doves. Add
peanuts and a few sunflower seeds for the jays.
Squirrels will be diverted to this area as well. Platform
feeders range from simple models constructed of
wood, to long-lasting durable resin materials. Ask us
for help in selecting the platform that's right for you.
With the smaller birds on their special feeders and the
large birds congregating on the platform feeder, you'll
enjoy a greater variety of birds in a peaceful setting!
Enjoy your fall backyard feeders!
|HOGBACK HONEY HARVEST IS IN!
Pure raw local honey is now available in the store
while supplies last. The bees worked hard but only
gave us about 155 lbs. This honey is from our very
We’ll have more honey from other local beekeepers
later. Stay tuned!
FRBC AND WILD DELIGHT PRESENT THE 2006 BACKYARD WILD BIRD PHOTO CONTEST
FIRST PLACE PHOTOGRAPHER WINS $100 OF
PREMIUM WILD DELIGHT BIRD SEED!!
Calling all nature photographers!
Wild Delight joins FRBC in promoting a back
photo contest. All you need to do in provide us with
your best photo of any wild bird visiting your yard.
Simply let us know when and where you took your
best shot. Many of you have given us photos of
wildlife over the past 2 years. We really appreciate
you sharing your joy of nature. Of course these
photos are eligible as well. If you have a photo in the
store, just come in and reclaim it for entry into the
The contest will be all yours and no purchase is
necessary. You enter a photo and you vote on the
best ones. Visitors in the store will be given the
opportunity to judge and rank the top 3 entrants.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive
$100, $75, and $25 worth of premium Wild Delight
birdseed! Also each winner will get a free
monocular from Vortex Optics – a $29 value!
cool little guys are great for hiking, sporting events,
Backyard photos of birds & wildlife only
Accepting photos from Oct 1 till Nov 30
Voting done in store by customers Dec 1 till Dec 31
Customers cannot vote on their own photo
Winners will be announced January 2, 2007
All species count (even squirrels!)
1st place gets $100, 2nd place gets $75, & 3rd gets
$25 of premium Wild Delight Bird food
All 3 top contestants will receive a Vortex Monocular!
Good LucK with your great nature photos>
The Front Range Birding Company - A Proud Corporate Sponsor of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver
FRBC FALL SEED SALE IS ON! ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER 20% OFF ALL SEED. USE OUR SEED VAULT PROGRAM AND SAVE!
Great Optics are here at FRBC
Our wild bird food is delivered fresh each week from the Audubon Park Company in Akron, Colorado and the Wild Delight Company in Greeley, Colorado. You get the best wild bird food from local suppliers!
CHECK OUT OUR FULL LINE OF DROLL YANKEE FEEDERS