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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Golden Gate Canyon State Park
3/19/2017 8:00:00 AM
Chris Goulart
Late winter romp in the mountains. We will walk several trails (as available) and look for what late winter or early spring birds may be active. Three-toed Woodpeckers, Mountain Bluebirds, and more. Winter time in the mountains can be slow or magical. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Chatfield State Park
3/18/2017 8:00:00 AM
Edmund J Holub
Bring water, snacks, scope if you have one. Dress for the weather Looking for waterfowl, raptors, resident birds. Parks pass required. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Westerly Creek Park
3/16/2017 4:00:00 PM
Chris Rurik
Come take an evening ramble through Westerly Creek Park, another urban hotspot that has been discovered in the last few years as a place with great birds. We'll mosey around looking for early migrants (for the past few years it has hosted some of the state's earliest returning Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teal) and residents. Expect a mix of waterfowl and land birds. Bring binoculars, water, and snacks. Dress for the weather. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Southwest Metro Area Ponds and Lakes
3/14/2017 7:30:00 AM
David Suddjian
We will visit several lakes and ponds seeking a variety of waterbirds. Stops will be decided the day of the trip, but may include an entrance fee at Chatfield SP. Scopes will be helpful. Bring liquids and snacks. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
3/12/2017 8:00:00 AM
Karen von Saltza
<span style="font-weight: bold">Day Light Savings Time starts today</span>. We will be on the new clock. 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, so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks; lunch is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
3/11/2017 8:30:00 AM
Jackie King
This is a trip with easy walking and accessible for mobility impaired individuals. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Good trip for novice birders and new members. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR
3/5/2017 7:30:00 AM
George Mayfield
Karen Drozda
We'll start off at the Arsenal and bird the first couple hours there. The second part of the trip will be to the First Creek area. Please bring water, snacks/lunch as we expect this trip to continue past the lunch hour. In this prairie and lake environment we hope to see many waterfowl, raptors, sparrows. We'll carpool from the visitor's center into the refuge and then pick up all cars for the drive to First Creek. Bison and deer are likely to be seen in the refuge. We will take short walks on level trails only. Good for beginning birders. Bathrooms at Visitor’s Center open at 9 AM. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
South Platte River Trail at E 88th Ave and I-76
3/4/2017 8:00:00 AM
Chuck Hundertmark
We expect to see plenty of lingering ducks, a few raptors, and some hardy winter residents. Hike along paved trail and occasionally in the adjacent mud for up to three miles. Scopes optional (usually not necessary). Bring water and snacks.<span style="font-weight: bold"> Register online or contact leader</span>.
Banner Lakes SWA (Weld County)
2/26/2017 7:30:00 AM
Rebecca Laroche
Mary Geder
We will bird both the north and south sides of the area. There are numerous small to medium sized ponds, many ringed with marshes, Russian olives, and junipers. There is moderate on- and off-trail hiking of about 2 to 3 miles, looking for owls in the surrounding trees. Scopes would be helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop in the afternoon. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Genesee Park (Denver Mountain Parks)
2/25/2017 7:00:00 AM
Chris Gilbert
Weather and trail conditions allowing, we will hit the trails on the North side of I-70 in Genesee Park. I will scout and make the call on which side (North or South of I-70) the week before. Plan on a 5 mile hike with hopefully lots of mountain birds<span style="font-weight: bold">. Register online or contact leader.</span>
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