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:

TripID
Location
Date
Leader
Leader 2
Narrative
SFCount
 
9467
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Park County Reservoirs
Park County Reservoirs
10/22/2018
10/22/2018 5:30:00 AM
David Suddjian
We’ll visit some of the large and small bodies of water in Park County seeking uncommon and rare waterbirds such as scoters, loons, interesting gulls, large numbers of ducks, and sometimes there are longspurs and more. Limited walking. Bring lunch, water, and scopes. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9458
False
Second Creek Open Space (CommerceCity / Adams County
Second Creek Open Space (CommerceCity / Adams County
10/20/2018
10/20/2018 7:00:00 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll
Only our second DFO trip at this location, and our first in autumn. 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 late fall migrants heading south. We’ll walk fields and trees at north end, then loop upstream (south) through Buckley Ranch Open Space and back past prairie dog towns and cattail marshes. Dress for the weather and bring water, snacks and sun protection (very few trees). <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9464
False
South-Central Colorado
South-Central Colorado
10/16/2018
10/16/2018 5:00:00 AM
David Suddjian
This is a 2-day trip to Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, with an overnight in Trinidad. We will have a variety of waterbirds and landbirds as we are able to sample many locations in both counties. Details of the itinerary will be provided shortly before the trip. Day 1 will focus on Huerfano County, then moving south to Las Animas. Day 2 is expected to focus on the eastern part of Las Animas County, then making our way north to close the day. Participants are responsible for their own lodging at Trinidad and all meals. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9459
True
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County)
10/14/2018
10/14/2018 8:00:00 AM
Karen von Saltza
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>
False
9484
False
Chatfield State Park, The Big Sit
Chatfield State Park, The Big Sit
10/14/2018
10/14/2018 6:30:00 AM
Joey Kellner
The Big Sit, an international birding event, has exacting, loose, and frivolous standards. Big Sitters count all the birds they see or hear from within a circle with a 17-foot diameter. Count sitters may send out scouts and beaters to find other birds and identify them as long as a Sitter sees the bird from within the circle. All around the world, on this date, people will Big Sit! Come and join Joey Kellner and other recruits any time from (before) dawn to (after) dusk. Stay for an hour, a morning, or all day. Drop by whenever you like. Joey maintains an hourly chart of the birds that Sitters see from the circle. In the past few years he has tallied 55-65 species. Bring chairs, breakfast, lunch, dinner, picnics, coffee, etc. Bring binoculars, scopes,and field guides. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9472
True
Chatfield State Recreation Center
Chatfield State Recreation Center
10/13/2018
10/13/2018 6:30:00 AM
Jared Del Rosso
Located just outside of Chatfield State Park, Chatfield Recreation Center allows access to the High Line Canal Trail. We will walk the trail southeast, about 2.25 miles, to where the Canal approaches the Plum Creek. On our way, we'll pass grassy open spaces and thin lines of riparian habitat. We be prepared for about 4.5-5 miles of mostly flat walking on gravel and dirt trails. There are portable toilets in the parking lot, though not along the trail. Bring snacks and water. Scopes are helpful, though not required -- just keep in mind the length of the walk! Np state park pass is required to access the recreation center parking lot. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9483
True
Writer's Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir
Writer's Vista Park to McClellan Reservoir
10/11/2018
10/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
Doris Cruze
Enjoy an easy hike along the canal trail.  Look for songbirds and other wildlife on the trail and for waterfowl at the reservoir.  Rest rooms and picnic tables are available near the parking lot where we will meet. Bring water, a snack, a scope if you have one, and a sack lunch if you want to lunch at the park. This trail follows the Highline Canal through a Littleton neighborhood but also travels through open space where deer, raptors, and other wildlife are commonly seen.  The reservoir is closed to the public, but we can scan for ducks, geese, grebes, and migrants. Bald eagles are also a possibility.<span style="font-weight: bold"> Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9466
False
Rueter-Hess Reservoir (Douglas Co.)
Rueter-Hess Reservoir (Douglas Co.)
10/10/2018
10/10/2018 7:00:00 AM
Tim Ryan
Diane Roberts
We meet at Barr CCC Park in Parker. It is a Parker Water treatment pond which usually has some surprises with a marsh and Cherry Creek Trail behind it. The next stop will be Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Parker Water Department. This is a gated drinking water reservoir with limited public access. Tim Ryan has “the keys” to take DFO into this area and is a DFO Leader. Once we are in the gated area there is no departing from the area or group until the tour is completed. Shoreline, lake, and grassland species will be there. There is one port a potty at Bar CCC and one at the Reservoir. Bring binoculars, clothing layers, scopes helpful, snacks, water, and sunscreen. We will be walking approximately intermittently about 3 miles on paved, uneven trails. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9471
True
Elbert County
Elbert County
10/9/2018
10/9/2018 6:30:00 AM
David Suddjian
We will plan to focus on eastern Elbert county, but we may also visit adjacent areas of Arapahoe and Lincoln Counties seeking fall migrants including Chestnut-sided and McCown's Longspurs, We will drive back roads making varied stops to see what we can find. Restroom opportunities will be limited, but we will be out in the fields... <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact leader.</span>
False
9460
False
Republican Management Area and Pipit Hill
Republican Management Area and Pipit Hill
10/7/2018
10/7/2018 5:00:00 AM
Gregg Goodrich
Sprague's Pipit is the target bird - a rare visitor to Colorado on it's fall migration on the eastern plains. We will go to Pipit Hill close to Hale, Colorado which is almost to the Kansas border. Then go to Republican Management Area to look for other land birds that might have irrupted from Kansas. There are other eastern Colorado birds that are infrequent to the rest of Colorado in this area. <span style="font-weight: bold">Register online or contact the trip leader.</span>
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