Bird Walks; Christmas Bird Count; Optics 101 Program; Zeiss and Opticron Optics Promotions

December 7th Birdwalk -
South Platte Park with Chuck Aid

Join us on Saturday, December 7th for the FRBC-Littleton 1st Saturday bird walk with Chuck Aid at the South Platte river and surrounding ponds, including S Platte Reservoir. 

We will meet at the FRBC-Littleton store (10146 West San Juan Way, Unit 110 Littleton, CO 80127) at 7:30am for our Birder’s Breakfast (featuring Birds & Beans “bird-friendly” certified coffee) and then carpool to South Platte Park. We will return by noon.

Please call the store (303.979.2473) to sign up. Limit is 15 participants. Preference will fall to those meeting at the store but any open spots can go to folks wishing to meet at the site.

Be sure to dress in layers for the weather and bring binoculars, water, snacks or lunch, hat, and sunscreen.



The 2019 Christmas Bird Count

Looking For Citizen Scientist Volunteers To Help In Ken Caryl Valley on Saturday, December 14

Ken Caryl Valley
Receive 50% off two large bags of your favorite bird seed by volunteering to be a Citizen Scientist in Audubon's annual count!

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a 120-year-old tradition that was started as an alternative to the usual holiday hunt, where people went out to see how many different birds and animals they could shoot in one day. Now more than 50,000 observers in all 50 states participate in this annual bird census by counting instead of shooting the birds.
The Denver CBC area is divided into 21 search sections.  Ken-Caryl Valley is section 17. I will be leading the Ken-Caryl Valley count on December 14 and I am looking for volunteers to help cover the trails and neighborhoods throughout the valley. The more volunteers I have, the better the count accuracy will be. CBC participation is free and no birding knowledge is necessary. If you are a beginning birder, you will be able to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher.

If your home is within the boundaries of Ken-Caryl Valley, then you can stay at home and report the birds that visit your feeder. If you live anywhere else I can put you in touch with a count compiler who works the area in which you reside. In any event Front Range Birding will give you 50% off two 20 pound bags of your favorite bird seed!
The data collected by Christmas Bird Count participants over the years provide a wealth of information to researchers interested in the long-term study of early winter bird populations across North America.

Please consider joining me this year on Saturday,  December 14 as it is great fun and an extremely rewarding experience. You will be amazed at the variety of avian species that call Ken-Caryl Valley their home.

At the end of the day, all volunteers are invited to attend the compilation and potluck dinner held at the Chatfield State Park headquarters (Multipurpose Room).

For more information and to volunteer please call/text Tom Bush at 303-919-5040 or email




 "Optics 101: Choosing the best binocular or scope for you"
Tues night, 12/10 with Chip Clouse

Have you ever wondered what 8x42 or 10x50 actually mean? Or what makes some binoculars brighter or more expensive than others? Are you confounded by terms like “Field of View,” “Close-focus,” “IPD,” “Exit Pupil,” etc.? Chip will answer all your questions in this informative talk.

Join us on Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the store.  Then revisit the Front Range Birding Company to try out optics from Opticron, Vortex, Swarovski, Zeiss, and Kowa - at some of the best prices of the season!  Appointments are available.


Need New Optics?  These Promo Deals from Zeiss make this fall one of the very best times to shop!

Fall Field Days Specials - through Dec 31st

  • Buy a Terra ED 32mm or 42mm Binocular and receive a $50 Instant Rebate!
  • Buy a Victory Harpia HD 85mm or 95mm Spotting Scope body & receive the Vario eyepiece for FREE! (an $800 value!)
  • Buy a Conquest Gavia HD 30-60x 85mm Spotting Scope and get a Terra ED 42mm Binocular for FREE!(a $450 to $500 value!) READ THAT ONE AGAIN - a great scope AND a great binocular for only $2k - seriously?!?

Opticron Natura ED binoculars - 100% made in Japan

$50 Instant Rebate through 12/31 
8x42 - Now $325 in stock!
10x42 - Now $339 - call for availability


And if you have had a great experience at our Littleton or new Boulder store,  we would greatly appreciate any Google, Yelp, Facebook, and/or Nextdoor reviews you would care to submit. Thanks in advance! 

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