Centennial Park and Nearby Hotspots
(Patch Birding Trip)
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.
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7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
David Suddjian firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-713-8659
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Meet at Centennial Park in Englewood, 80110. The address is technically 4630 South Decatur Street, but the easier direction is to access the park by Union Avenue between South Santa Fe and South Federal Blvds, and meet in the parking lot on the south side of the lake, just off of Union.
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This trip is limited to the first 12 registrations.
Join this special "Patch Birding" trip, with DFO member Linda Purcell as our guest guide to share birding her Centennial Park patch with us. Read more about it just below. After exploring Centennial Park -- both the lake and nearby river corridor -- we can visit one or two other good spots nearby in the Littleton area. This will be a nice time for some ducks, sparrows, raptors. Expect about two miles total walking. Scopes will be useful, and we can share. Wear sturdy shoes.
From guest guide Linda Purcell: "Why do I like to bird at Centennial Park? I call this local incidental birding. That means for me this site is easy to get to, easy to visit repeatedly and study seasonally. I have been birding regularly at Centennial Park for over two years."
"Centennial Park is somewhat unique in the urban Metro Area. It has numerous natural habitats in a very small area. The terrain is varied, and much of the area is grasses, shrubs and trees. Adjacent to the park are both dormant and active industrial areas which attract raptors as well as various land birds. It is common to see numerous species of waterfowl and some shorebirds on both the adjacent stretch of the South Platte as well as the Lake. The Oxbow area can be extremely fruitful."
Register online or contact the leader.