BRIGHTON, Colo.—Barr Lake State Park will celebrate National Bird Feeding Month, which is observed nationally in February, with a “Cooking for Birds” event on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Nature Center. The event will feature demonstrations on the various types of bird feeders and how to create one.

The National Bird Feeding Society created the annual national event to advance and publicize wild bird feeding and watching as a hobby.

It is held in February because that month is one of the most difficult months for wild birds. The annual event encourages individuals across the country to provide food, water and shelter to help birds survive.

At the Barr Lake Nature Center on Feb. 27, visitors will also learn how to make a bird feeder cupcake.  After the cooking demonstration, join bird experts on a stroll around our Niedrach trail to look for the many birds of Barr Lake.

Support the Friends of Barr Lake and purchase a starter suet feeder for only a $5 donation.  All donations help to support the many wonderful education programs at the park.

The Nature Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can purchase park passes and registrations at the Nature Center. The center also carries a wide variety of children’s books, puzzles, and gadgets; field and hiking guides; natural history books; stuffed animals and puppets; numerous and unique bird items and ornaments; fabulous Barr Lake clothing; and much more.

Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts.  For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit

Source: Colorado State Parks