Past Field Trips

The following table shows all past field trips for which data is available sorted with the most recent first.  Click on a trip name to view the details, including a link to the eBird checklist of species seen. You may filter the list to find trips to a specific location or led by a specific individual. A cancelled trip is preceded by this symbol:

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Sedalia to Cheesman for Woodpeckers
5/24/2018 6:30:00 AM
Chris Blakeslee
Paul Slingsby
We will target 7 woodpecker species including American Three-toed and Lewis’s, and other nesting mountain species. We will bird in Douglas and Jefferson Counties including the Hayman Burn area. Expect to walk 1-2 miles off-trail in moderate terrain with minimal altitude gain. Bring lunch, water, and clothing adequate for changeable mountain weather. We will be back in Sedalia by approx. 4 p.m.<span style="font-weight: bold"> Register online or contact leader.</span>
deKoevend Park
5/23/2018 7:00:00 AM
Jared Del Rosso
Surrounded by the High Line Canal and bisected by the Big Dry Creek,  Centennial's deKoevend Park provides rich riparian habitat for spring  migrant and local breeders. We'll walk two to three miles on the mostly flat canal trail and through the park's playing fields to look for  migrants and others. Bring your binoculars, camera, field guide, snacks,  and water.   <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.<br />
Southwestern Metro Area
5/22/2018 6:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
Details: We will visit several locations here at the peak of migration, seeking rare birds, uncommon migrants, and a wide variety. Lots of great possibilities! An early extension for poorwill and snipe will be announced to participants in advance. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Second Creek Open Space (CommerceCity / Adams County
5/20/2018 6:15:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll
First DFO trip at a new destination! Meandering Second Creek snakes like a garden hose through suburban open space north of Rocky Mountain Arsenal and west of DIA. Grasslands and creekside marshes are home to prairie songbirds, raptors and 20-plus other Plains species, plus spring migrants heading north. We’ll walk fields and trees at north end, then loop upstream (south) and back past prairie dog towns, cattail marshes and an active red-tailed hawk nest in adjacent Buckley Ranch Open Space. Bring water, snacks and sun protection (very few trees). Register online or contact leader for more information. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.<br />
Chatfield State Park
5/19/2018 5:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
Trip details may change if construction activity in the park restricts access. We will bird early along the Platte, where we will look for Least Flycatcher, American Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo, and a strong set of other riparian nesters. Then we will visit accessible lake-viewing spots to see what waterbirds are around and look for rarities. Bring hiking shoes, liquids and snacks. Park pass or daily entrance fee required. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.<br />
Deer Creek Canyon
5/15/2018 5:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
We will visit a series of places in the Deer Creek Canyon area of  Jefferson County. This is a great opportunity to study and appreciate bird song.  We expect Ovenbird, Eastern Phoebe, Lazuli Bunting, Dusky Flycatcher,  Solitary Vireo, White-throated Swift, and more. We may spot some rarities. Some birding along narrow mountain roads with some early  commute traffic, and a few short hikes possible. Bring snacks and water.     <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.<br />
Elbert County
5/14/2018 5:15:00 AM
David Suddjian
We'll explore parts of Elbert County, driving roads and seeing what we can find. We will actually begin at Richmil Ranch Open Space in Arapahoe County, then work the eastern part of Elbert. This is a great time for migrants and possible rarities. We will try for Mountain Plover, McCown's Longspur, Cassin's Sparrow, and more, including dozens of Cassin's Kingbirds. Restroom opportunities will be very limited, but we will be out in the fields. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
5/13/2018 8:00:00 AM
Karen von Saltza
Bill Wuerthele
This is a half day of walking that passes through most of the important habitats found in the park over a distance of about 3 miles. Trails could be slippery or muddy. Bring water and snacks; lunch is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Roxborough State Park
5/13/2018 8:00:00 AM
Alison Kondler
This is a mnemonic-driven, birding by ear trip. We will start with an indoor presentation and then take our new found skills outside to study bird sounds on an easy 1 1/2 mile hike. A wide variety of bird species are possible. Meet inside the visitor center auditorium at 8:00 am. Bring binoculars, water, and snacks. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Eldorado Canyon State Park
5/13/2018 6:00:00 AM
Karen Drozda
We will be hiking the Fowler and Goshawk Ridge trails. The route parallels the Dakota hogback and a recent burn area where Lewis's Woodpeckers have nested. Habitats range from dense shrubbery to open ponderosa pine forest. There will be fantastic views of the grasslands and mesas south of Boulder. Possible highlights may include Northern Goshawk, Lewis's Woodpeckers, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. Bring water and snacks. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader. </span>
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