Join us for a birding walk at Music Meadows Ranch




 What better way to learn about the bountiful birds in our area than an early-morning walk with local bird enthusiast Leon Bright at beautiful Music Meadows Ranch.

San Isabel is organizing the outing set for July 24. Music Meadows Ranch is a 4,000-acre working ranch protected forever by a conservation easement held by San Isabel.

Bright is a retired Spanish professor, who taught for 32 years at what is now Colorado State University–Pueblo. His interest in birds is life-long. He has been a seasonal resident of Custer County since 1969. He has held leadership positions with the National Audubon Society at the local and state levels and enjoys educating the public on the importance of birds and their protection.

The walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and will last approximately three hours.It is limited to 12 participants ages 12 and older and is free to San Isabel members. The cost is $10 for the general public. The sooner you sign up, the better. Final deadline is July 21.

Participants are asked to wear clothing appropriate for a high-altitude, outdoor environment. Hiking shoes or boots, layers of clothing, hat and sunglasses are recommended. Bring water and snacks and binoculars if you have them.

San Isabel works with landowners to protect agricultural and forest lands, water resources, wildlife habitat and scenic open spaces. To learn more about San Isabel, go to To learn more about Music Meadows Ranch and all it offers, go to

To reserve your spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 719.783.3018.


(Photo by Alexandra MacKenzie on Flickr)


Janet Smith

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We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.