Trip Registration

As part of your registration, in order to participate in a Denver Field Ornithologists, Inc. (“DFO”) trip or other activities designated by the Board of Directors, each adult participant and the parent of a minor participant (those under 18 yrs. of age) are required to review and sign (either electronically or manually) a DFO Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks & Release and Indemnity Agreement (sometimes “Agreement”) Completing this document involves your acceptance of binding contract terms. This online registration system allows you to review and electronically sign the Agreement if you do not have one on file. If you would prefer to manually sign a printable version of the Agreement, you may access it here, and present it to the leader before trip start. If you choose this option, please contact your leader to assure you are signed up for the trip.

Please note: Each person, including each family member choosing to sign the Agreement electronically must login and have a separate account so that the agreement is tied to the individual. If you are having difficulty with multiple logins, please contact us for assistance. *Minors: If participant is a minor, the minor’s parent or legal guardian must print out, review and sign a paper copy of the Agreement and present it to the leader before the trip start. Any minor attending must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

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Meet Your Trip Leader
South-Central Colorado
7/19/2022  - 7/21/2022     4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Leader: David Suddjian or 831-713-8659
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
See trip description for meeting instructions

This trip is limited to the first 6 registrations.

This is a three-day *car camping trip* that will focus on birding in Mineral County (new county for DFO), and we will also visit spots in the San Luis Valley (Saguache, Costilla and others), remote Hinsdale County and go a short way into Archuleta County (also new for DFO) for some lovely sites there. It is planned as a camping outing, but the leader could be persuaded to include other acomodations (contact the leader before joining). We will explore the summer birds of the San Juan Mountains, and expect a wide variety of breeders and some unexpected things, too. A recent scouting effort found over 90 species in Mineral County and amazing scenery and forests. 

Day 1: Russell Lakes SWA in Saguache (Am. Bittern) and maybe nearby Penitente Canyon, then to Mineral County via Rio Grande. Get campsite and continue birding in Mineral. Optional evening Black Swift and Owling effort.

Day 2: Mineral and Archuleta Counties. Optional evening Black Swift and Owling effort.

Day 3: Mineral and Hinsdale Counties. Stop at Smith Reservoir in Costilla on the return home. 

We will probably camp at Park Creek Campground in Mineral County, hopefully sharing a couple campsites (first come first served sites, $24/night). The campground is a Forest Service campground with tables and bear lockers and pit toilets.  Participants are responsible for their own campsite fee (shared), food and basic camping gear (tent with fly, tarp, and a sleeping bag are about all that is needed). We can have group potluck dinners, and the leader will bring basic cooking supplies. We will be birding as much as we can, with fairly early starts and some evening options. Be prepared for thunder showers, mosquitos, cold and hot. Register online or contact the leader.

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