Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks is looking for volunteers to help monitor raptor nesting sites from February through July.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to witness the courtship, nest development and fledging of local birds of prey.

Applicants should be skilled at bird identification and able to commit four hours a week. Hiking to the nest sites can be strenuous, though a few sites can be seen from a car.

Nests are typically occupied from February until late July. Training is held in late January.

You can read a full program description here.

Interested volunteers can apply online here. The application deadline is Jan. 18.