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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Tamarack State Wildlife Area and Associated Prairie
2/18/2018 6:00:00 AM
Chris Goulart
Come along on a trip to the north-eastern prairie of Colorado while it is in the grips of being a Winter Wonderland. This will be an intense trip looking for late winter prairie and eastern forest specialties. Target birds include Snow Geese, Greater Prairie Chickens, Rough Legged Hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Merlin, Prairie Falcons, Eastern Bluebirds, Lapland Longspurs, and Northern Cardinal. Who knows what other migratory rarities we might find? <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Prospect Park (Wheat Ridge Greenbelt)
2/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
Jackie King
This is a trip with easy walking, 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>
A Day in the Field with Chris Wood: Field Trip Leaders Only
2/17/2018 6:00:00 AM
Joe Roller
<span style="font-weight: bold">Guest Leader Chris Wood and Joe Roller  </span><span style="color: #585858; font-family: open sans, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; background-color: #eeeeee">Details: This is a special add-on trip with Chris Wood,<span style="font-weight: bold"> open only to Field Trip Leaders, as a Thank You to them! </span>The leader will plan a route a day or two before the trip, based on where birds seem to be active. We may seek species that would be new for the Big Year or just roam around and have a good time. Bring binoculars, scope, snacks, lunch, plenty of water and a sense of adventure! We will carpool in four cars and drivers will be reimbursed for mileage. Park Pass required. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span></span>
Park County Explorations
2/12/2018 7:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
An informal series of trips to explore beautiful Park County's avifauna and interesting ecology. This trip will seek the winter mountain birds, including possibly 3 species of Rosy-Finches. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
2/11/2018 9:00:00 AM
Karen von Saltza
Karen Drozda
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. We often encounter icy trails in winter. Bring water and snacks; lunch is optional. Beginning birders are welcome. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Denver City Park (Denver County)
2/11/2018 7:15:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll
Although it's early, the first Double-crested Cormorants may return this week to the nesting island in the park's Duck Lake. We'll look for them and check the waterfowl flocks for rare geese and ducks. City Park is an unexpected refuge for winter surprises. We'll walk the park end to end (2 miles) on level paths, roads and lawns, from the pine-conifer grove near the museum to old-growth trees on the west side, plus both Duck and Ferril lakes. Dress for the weather, bring water and snacks. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Boulder County: From the Mountains to the Plains
2/10/2018 8:00:00 AM
Paula Hansley
Meet in theater parking lot. Carpool to Nederland for a pit stop. Check out feeders, including Mtn. Research Station and those at Allenspark for Rosy-Finches, Evening and Pine Grosbeaks, nutcrackers, etc. Other places (to be determined) between Nederland and Ward will also be investigated. We will work our way back to the plains where we will stop at various lakes (to be determined depending on the weather). Bring lunch, water (and/or warm beverage), warm clothes, including gloves and hat. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Barr Lake State Park
2/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
Bob Shade
We will look for Winter waterfowl and raptors, including owls in the shelter belt. Trail around lake is accessible for a person with a disability. Lunch optional. Beginners are welcome. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Front Range Owling
2/5/2018 4:30:00 PM
David Suddjian
Our owling locations will be announced shortly before the trip, but will likely be located in Jefferson or Douglas counties. We will focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl. As always with owling, no guarantees, but we will try. Plan for standing in the cold and short walks in the dark. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
Northeastern Raptor Tour
2/3/2018 6:30:00 AM
Joey Kellner
Bring lunch, water, and snacks for a full day of driving and watching raptors (and other wintering birds) in eastern Colorado. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
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