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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Meet Your Trip Leader
Denver City Park (Denver County)
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Patrick O'Driscoll firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-885-6955 mobile
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Meet at parking strip on north side of Ferril Lake. Directions: Enter park from Colorado Blvd. Northbound turns left onto 22nd Ave. past Museum of Nature & Science; southbound turns right onto 22nd at police station. Go past museum parking until road curves toward zoo. Take immediate left at "To Pavilion Bandstand" sign and go 300 yards down to corner with tall spruce trees, where lake comes into view. Park diagonally on left beneath spruces.
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Although the Duck Lake cormorant colony began to arrive in late February, other spring migrants may be coming through this urban "trap" for northbound birds passing through. We'll walk about 3 miles end-to-end and back again, stopping at likely hiding spots for both visiting and year-round species. Expect to see at least 25 and possibly more than 30 species. We'll scan and count the cormorants and look for late waterfowl, including straggler Cackling Geese and a possible Common Merganser mom who has had a brood of 9+ chicks with her this month the past 3 years.
As always, dress for the weather (including hat), bring water/snacks. Multiple portable toilets around the park. Register online or contact the leader.
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