Golden Eagle Monitoring in Boulder Canyon

Golden Eagle monitoring in Boulder Canyon

Watching from across the valley

For the last five years the BCC has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service Boulder office to observe and track the progress of the Golden Eagles that nest in Boulder Canyon. Climber-volunteers go through a short training in February then become part of the monitoring team that visits an observation area regularly until the young ones leave the nest (fledge) in mid to late July. Over the last five years this pair of Eagles has successfully produced offspring every year, and in 2015 two young ones survived – a rarity. This would not be possible without the cooperation of climbers honoring the closure of the area from Feb 1 until late July when the Eagles leave the nest. We have demonstrated that sensitive species like Golden Eagles can co-exist with climbers if we give them the space they need during their nesting season. We should be proud of this success as a community!

Want to help monitor the Boulder Canyon eagles this year?
Please contact Roger at

Golden Eagle monitoring in Boulder Canyon

Mounting the biologist webcam

Current Climbing Closures