Rough Legged Hawk

Five Classes  Five Topics One Amazing Experience

Colorado raptors will be the focus of a class scheduled on five Saturdays this fall by the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Carin Avila, Executive Director of the RMRP, will teach these intensive learning workshops. The classes will be held at the RMRP facility at 720 E. Vine Drive. All classes feature the RMRP Educational Ambassadors as LIVE models. Take one class or all five; each class is designed to stand alone. All classes run from 9am-2pm.

Class 1: Construction of a Predator Anatomy and Physiology; September 14, 2019

This class explores the anatomy and physiology of raptors. How do these amazing creatures do what they do? Find out during this informative, intensive class.

Class 2: Identification Buteos, Eagles, and Vultures; September 28, 2019

Class 2 is a full day of learning how to identify the common species of hawks (buteos), eagles and vulture that occur in Colorado. LIVE Educational Ambassador raptors will be in the classroom to help you learn the subtle differences between these species.

Class 3: Identification Falcons, Harriers, Osprey, Accipiters, and Kites; October 19, 2019

Class 3 gives you a heavy overview of the falcon, accipiter, and kite species of Colorado, plus the Harriers and Osprey that live in our state. LIVE Educational Ambassador raptors will be in the classroom to help you get your identification perfect.

Class 4: Identification Owls; November 2, 2019

Whoooooo is that? Learn about Colorado's owls, where to find them, and how to tell them apart. LIVE Educational Ambassador owls will be a part of the classroom experience - one of a kind! This is our most popular class. Make sure to register early to get a seat!

Class 5: Field Observation Adventure; November 16, 2019 

The last class in the series tests your observation and identification skills. You will be taken on a guided tour of Northern Colorado with raptor professionals to help you ID these amazing birds on the wing!

Fees are $60 per class or $275 for all three. 



Or you may also register by email or by phone; send your inquiry to or call (970) 484-7756. You may also download the 2019 BOP Class Registration Form and mail it in with your payment. 

If a minimum of four people haven't registered for each class as of one week prior to the scheduled date the RMRP reserves the right to cancel the class and your fee will be refunded to you.

All sessions begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will be held at 720-B East Vine Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado. Coffee, water and light snacks will be available. We suggest you bring a sack lunch. Live raptors will be present for parts of each class.