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Scott Rashid

Master Bander & Licensed Bird Rehabilitator

Estes Park, Colorado. 80517

P.O. Box 3351

Originally from Wisconsin, Scott along with his wife Susan live and work in Estes Park, Colorado. He has implemented bird banding programs at both the YMCA of The Rockies just West of Estes Park, and the Sylvan-Dale Guest Ranch near Loveland, Colorado.
(Updated lists of banded birds can be found in the YMCA & Sylvan-Dale banding pages)

Scott also works locally with Law Enforcement and Animal Control in the recovery and release of injured birds. Through recovery and banding he has worked with birds as large as Eagles and as small as Hummingbirds.

1999- Published in the Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists for his research on the Northern Pygmyowl.

2002- Completed his first CD: “Voices From The Wild”, an environmental recording with no voice overs.

2003- Illustrated: “Birding, Rocky Mountain National Park”, written by Scott Roederer.

2005- Published in the Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists for his research on the Flammulated Owl.

As an artist working in watercolor, he uses his work to supplement his bird rehabilitation which can be very costly. His note cards, limited edition prints and original art are always available. Commissions are always welcome.


Got questions? You can reach Scott at: [email protected]

All materials in this Web Site are copyrighted by Scott Rashid, 2006.

Web Site design by Scott & Susan Rashid, 2006.

Our Mission


Part One: Research

  • To study the ecology of birds within the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park, with a special emphasis on hawks and owls. As the institute grows the research will expand throughout the state of Colorado.

  • To provide information about the species’ natural history, abundance, survival and breeding success.

  • To educate and inspire the public about avian conservation by assisting them in making informed conservation-minded decisions.

  • To share the findings of the institute with the scientific community and local government agencies and provide tools to them for stewardship.

Part Two: Rehabilitation:

  • To focus on the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild birds by nurturing and caring for their needs, while retaining their wild instincts, which will in turn enable them to be released back into the wild and remain a part of the viable wild population.

  • Below are just some of the injured birds that we received in the past. From left to right; the Sharp-shinned Hawk flew into a window, hit his head and had a concussion. The Hairy Woodpecker flew into a window as well. The Great Horned Owl was hit by a car and the magpie (far right) was orphaned.

Above is a video of CARRI’s Director, Scott  researching Northern Pygmy-Owls. Enjoy.

 About CARRI

Each year  we monitored several Barn Owl nests, several American Kestrel nests,  Northern Pygmy-Owl and Northern Saw-whet  Owl nests. We will be monitoring bluebird and swallow nests as those birds begin incubating. We will also be rehabilitating birds as they arrive at the institute for care.

CARRI has three major areas that are in need of funding; 1) Research,  2) Education and  3) Rehabilitation.

1) Research: We would like to purchase the materials for, construct and place 10 more Barn Owl nest boxes, 10 Great Horned Owl nest structures, 10 Eastern Screech Owl nest boxes and 10 American Kestrel boxes, placing cameras inside as many as we have a wifi connection for. We would like to find individuals and corporations willing to fund such projects. We would place nest boxes on or near private structures such as garages, barns etc. as well as large office buildings enabling CARRI and the public to learn more about these species as well as enabling the birds to do what they do best, which is to create natural pest control for the environment.

2) Education: We are very interested in educating young people and adults about the importance of  conserving habitat for birds. By talking to grade school, middle school and high school students as well as conservation groups, we can work with them to construct and place nest boxes and platforms for raptors and songbirds such as bluebirds, wrens and swallows.

3) Rehabilitation: CARRI’s other major focus is the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds. Each year CARRI receives numerous birds that need care. Some are found on the ground and assumed to be orphaned. Others have injuries ranging from minor scrapes to major trauma. This care often takes several months and is quite costly. Your generous donations will aid in the care of these birds and their release back into the wild.

CARRI works locally with Law Enforcement, Animal Control and Colorado Parks & Wildlife, in the recovery, rehabilitation and release of injured birds.

“Small Mountain Owls”…  Released May of 2009

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Scott Rashid “(bird artist/bander/researcher/rehabilitator has written and illustrated a wonderful reference on small owls, with detailed chapters on 4 species that inhabit the Rockies (Northern Pygmy, Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet, and Boreal Owls.)  Appropriately titled ‘Small Mountain Owls’, Scott blends personal stories of his many encounters (often supplemented with detailed illustrations), research findings, and photographs of these secretive owls.  There’s a lot for anybody to learn here – much of Scott’s research represents previously undocumented behaviors and facts about these fascinating birds.  Get a copy for yourself and/or an owl fan in your life!”

Bill Schmoker –  Middle School Teacher – Boulder, Colorado




I read your book, every word of it, it is an outstanding example of careful tabulating and detailed research on owls.  You are to be congratulated on such an excellent example on sight observations.”

Warner K. Reeser – Loveland, Colorado.







‘Small Mountain Owls’ is available from your local bookstore, or you can always contact Scott.

Each book is $40.00 + shipping


Rashid Art & Rehabilitation


“It seems to me that I am enjoying the fascinating events in nature, while others struggle with politics and opinions. I think I want to stick to learning from nature. And I am wishing for all of us to have close ties with our families. For me it is the most important part of our life.”

…Sigrid Noll Ueblacker …

******Northern Saw-whet banding numbers can now be found on the banding page!*******

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Scott works locally with Law Enforcement, Animal Control as well as the Division of Wildlife in the recovery, rehabilitation and release of injured birds. He is directly associated with The Birds of Prey Foundation located in Broomfield, Colorado and although raptors are his specialty no bird goes ignored. Size is not the issue, each bird gets the same respect and care.



The majority of rehabilitation takes place out of Scott’s home. The greatest accomplishment is the outside flight cage that was constructed in 2006 and is the last stop before release for many of his birds. Larger birds that require flight exercise are taken directly to The Birds of Prey and then returned to where they were recovered. Not all birds recover which is sad, but the goal is to release them ‘on mended wings’. Most birds arrive in a box after hitting a window, a headache is easy requiring only time, quiet and a little something to eat. Broken bones are another story altogether, and our local Vet (Dr. Jeff Fish) is kind enough to provide ex-rays and/or euthanasia free of charge as a donation to Scott’s efforts.

In 1994 Scott launched his banding program at The YMCA of the Rockies which is located in Estes Park. It runs from early Spring to late Fall and is one of the most popular programs there. From beginner to advanced, everyone is welcome to learn and see birds up close. (Bird count numbers can be found in ‘Banding’ page, and is updated regularly during the banding months.) The YMCA is located at the very edge of Rocky Mountain National Park just west of Estes Park. The program consists of netting and banding birds in a specific location on the grounds. For more information you can contact ‘The Y’ at (970) 586-3341, x1104, or you can contact Scott directly.

NOTE: You do not need to be staying at ‘The Y’ to participate, it is free of charge and open to all that want to attend.





As a rehabilitator, bander, artist, illustrator and author Scott calls Colorado home, and birds are his passion. After growing up in Wisconsin he moved to Estes Park and spent several years as a sub-permit under the guidance of Dr. Ronald Ryder, Emeritus Professor from the University of Northern Colorado. The fall out from his time with Ron was Scott’s love for research. This is paramount and makes him one of the most well known aviary experts in Colorado…

He was granted his Master Bander Permit in 2000.




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