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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Banner Lakes SWA (Weld County)
7/18/2018 7:00:00 AM
Mark Amershek
We may 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 2-3 miles. Scopes would be helpful but not necessary. Potential for a hawk/owl search of the DIA loop in the afternoon. Lunch in Hudson may be an option also. Water and Suncreen advised. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Colorado Eastern Prairie
7/17/2018 4:30:00 AM
David Suddjian
This full day trip will explore out near the eastern border of Colorado, possibly visiting counties such as Yuma, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, or Lincoln. Itinerary to be announced the week before the trip. We will seek breeding birds, summer dispersants, early migrants, and who knows what. Hot? Yes! Plan to carpool from the meeting spot. Bring lunch and liquids. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Ken Caryl Valley Area
7/16/2018 6:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
We will visit the leader's feeders hoping to see Calliope Hummingbird and Rufous Hummingbird. Then we will visit a few areas in search of a variety of birds at private Ken Caryl Ranch or nearby Deer Creek. Plan for up to 3-5 miles of mostly easy terrain, with some uphill and single-track trails. Bring light hiking shoes, water, and snacks. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Lyons Area (Boulder and Larimer County)
7/15/2018 8:30:00 AM
Raymond Davis
Mary Cay Burger
We'll walk Old South Road (flat and paved) for 2 hours, hit a couple of spots, then eat lunch (bring your own) on the deck at the Davis house.  Davis has busy feeders and 50 birdhouses. By mid-July, we should have all 4 expected species of hummingbirds. Also expect Pinyon Jays, Red Crossbills, bluebirds, flycatchers...generally all foothills breeders.  Good photo opportunities.<span style="font-weight: bold"> Register online or contact leader. </span>
Staunton State Park (Jefferson County)
7/15/2018 6:00:00 AM
Chris Gilbert
This is a strenuous hike with potential for short, steep inclines. We will mainly hike trails not done in the June DFO trip to Staunton. Habitat can include ponderosa pine, aspen, mountain riparian, meadows, and cliffs. Species may include a variety of woodpeckers, thrushes, flycatchers, vireos, kinglets, nuthatches, and raptors as well as migrants. Our focus will be on observing bird behavior, analyzing field marks, and sounds. All levels of birders welcome. <span style="font-size: 13.3333px">Bring binoculars, water, hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, snacks, and sturdy hiking shoes; lunch optional post-hiking. </span><span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch
7/14/2018 7:30:00 AM
A.J. Gest
We will be birding in a riparian system. We should see a variety of birds such as Black-capped Chickadees, songbirds, woodpeckers, and raptors. Bring snacks, water, and binoculars; scopes are optional. Portable toilets on site. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
First Creek at Denver Open Space
7/14/2018 6:00:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll
Mid-summer madness? First Creek @ DEN Open Space has never had an eBird list the second week of July -- until this trip. We'll roll the dice and see what comes up. We'll start 15 minutes after sunrise to beat the heat and any thunderstorms. If there is water in the creek, expect riparian-cottonwood prairie species. We will walk 1.5 miles of paved path upstream to Tower Road and back. We'll also cover half a mile of Buckley Road. And if there's time, we'll wander onto the Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR side of Buckley and walk the First Creek trail there in Adams County. Water and a hat are a must. Dress for the weather. At present there are no restrooms at this location. The closest are the Green Valley Ranch King Sooper's off Tower Road near 49th . . . or visit the "green door" in the cottonwoods and junipers north of the creek. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Ken Caryl Valley Area
7/12/2018 6:30:00 PM
David Suddjian
This evening outing will focus on visiting a Common Poorwill nest (if it is still active, incubating adult on 7/5) and also listening and looking for calling poorwills. We'll also have a chance to enjoy a variety of other foothills birds. And we set a challenge to find 45 species during this short evening outing. Plan for up to 2 miles of walking on trails. Light hiking shoes recommended. Register online or contact the leader.
Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer County)
7/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
Edmund J Holub
This is a WEDNESDAY trip to avoid congestion in the park. We plan to consolidate to 3 cars. You need a National Parks pass or plan to ride with someone who does have one. We will make several stops with fairly easy walking, but at altitude. Possible birds are Mountain Bluebirds, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Lincoln's Sparrow, woodpeckers, including Williamson's Sapsucker, and flycatchers. Bring water, snack, raincoat and lunch. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader</span>.
Park County Explorations
7/11/2018 5:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
An informal series of trips to explore beautiful Park County's avifauna and interesting ecology. This trip will visit higher elevation areas in the Mosquito Range where we might encounter high elevation specialties. Ptarmigan and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch are possible. We will probably go to Kite Lake. We may walk up slopes above treeline away from trails, but an option to remain near the base of the slope, too. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader. </span>
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