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.

Logged in users who have a signed Agreement on file will have the opportunity to print or save it at any time. Click on the link to the printable copy and use your browser functions to save or print.

Meet Your Trip Leader
El Paso County
2/5/2023      7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Leader: Jessica Miller or 706-288-8112
Gary Witt or 303-905-6985
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Meet at Lowe's in Castle Rock near the outlet stores. I-25 south, exit at Founders/Meadows Pkwy (exit 184), turn right (west), then right on Santa Fe Dr (Hwy 85), then right on New Beale St. Exact address 1360 New Beale St, Castle Rock, CO 80108
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This trip is limited to the first 15 registrations.

Let's explore El Paso County's top three public birding hotspots! We'll start at Fountain Creek Nature Center and Regional Park, head down to Clear Springs Ranch Open Space, then end our day with scoping Big Johnson Reservoir and Bluestem Prairie Open Space. These sites will provide diverse habitat including cattail wetlands, riparian forests, meadows and prairie, a creek, and a reservoir. We'll look for any recently reported rarities, and perhaps find our own! Prepare to end your January and start your 2023 birding strong! Pack water, lunch, snacks, binoculars, and a scope if you have it. If you would like to borrow binoculars, please contact the trip leader. Dress in layers. Our friends from Denver and beyond may meet at the Castle Rock Lowes to carpool. Those joining us from closer to Colorado Springs or Fountain may meet directly at Fountain Creek Nature Center. From FCNC, we will carpool to our other two locations. Register online or contact the leader.

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