Birdwatching

Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO, is a 24-acre parcel of land that was donated to the city of Longmont in 1974 by the Hamm family in honor of Captain Jim Hamm, a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down in Vietnam in 1968 and other St. Vrain Valley veterans who fought in that war.
A public observation area on the southwest side of the Jim Hamm Nature Area provides blind to bird watch.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds use the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO extensively every year to mate, nest and raise their young.
A public observation area on the southwest side of the Jim Hamm Nature Area provides blind to bird watch.
A Yellow-headed Blackbird at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Double-crested Cormorant rests in a tree as the background is anchored by Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
A bird pergola at Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO, was completed in 2014. It is topped with four model planes arranged in the missing man formation, which Air Force craft perform to commemorate a pilot who died.
Cattails provide shelter and nesting grounds for many birds like the Yellow-headed Blackbird at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Yellow-headed Blackbird prepares to land in the cattails at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Double-crested Cormorants rests in a tree at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak along with the rest of the peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park dominate the scenery at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Blue Jay feeds its young in a nest at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Western Grebe fishes for food at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
The Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO, provides birds and wildlife with a sanctuary to thrive.
A Great Blue Heron flies above Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Yellow-headed Blackbird struts along the sidewalk at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Double-crested Cormorant catches a fish at Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Great Blue Herons visit the Jim Hamm Nature Area.
A Blue Jay family occupies a tree at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
The Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO, was donated in 1974 by the Hamm family in memory of USAF Captain Jim Hamm who was shot down over Vietnam in 1968 and to honor all St. Vrain Valley Veterans who fought in that war.
A large stone with a plaque memorializing Captain Jim Hamm who was shot down during the Vietnam War greets guests that visit the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Great Blue Herons use the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A historic picture provided by the Longmont Museum of United States Air Force Captain Jim Hamm in the 1960s before being shot down during the Vietnam War.
A young Great Horned Owl rests on a fence post at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A mature Great Horned Owl owlet relaxes in one of the many Cottonwood trees that grow around the edges of Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A mature Great Horned Owl owlet relaxes in one of the many Cottonwood trees that grow around the edges of Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.