Birding festival brings out a variety of birds and humans

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Birding festival brings out a variety of birds and humans

Annual birding festival brings out a variety of birds and humans

On Sunday, a diverse group of birders arrived at Summit Lake Reservoir for a tour led by a teenager who knows to make the birds come calling. On Saturday, the Butler Corner Nature Center hosted a more laid-back tour as families gathered for a walk and a child-friendly introduction to birdwatching.

Birding festival brings out a variety of birds and humans

Max Wright, 12, attended the Summit Lake tour on May 13. It was his first birding experience.
An eagle makes a rare appearance on the bank of Summit Lake on May 13.
Sixteen-year-old Martin Cuntz, a Youth Birding Ambassador, led the Summit Lake group on May 13. He attends Durango High School, where he participates in band and plays a variety of instruments.
The group at Summit Ridge makes its way down to a marshy area in hope of spotting more birds on May 13.