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.

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Meet Your Trip Leader
Bird Song Focus Trip Bird Song Focus Trip - Learn breeding season songs and calls.
Ken Caryl Valley Area
6/14/2023      5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Leader: David Suddjian or 831-713-8659
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Meet at the northern (main) parking lot for South Valley Park along South Valley Road just east of Valley Parkway. We will carpool to another site from there.
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This trip is limited to the first 5 registrations.

This will be a birding hike of over six miles with special access to enter the wonderful private Foothills Open Space of Ken Caryl Ranch. We will ascend to the highest point in the ranch, hiking about 6.3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1,400'. The views are spectacular and the trails are well maintained. We will seek Dusky Grouse, MacGillivray's and Virginia's warblers, Ovenbird, Hammond's Dusky and Cordilleran flycatchers, Warbling and Plumbeous vireos, Hermit Thrush, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak and Western Tanager. Habitats include Douglas-fir and Ponderosa pine forest, aspen stands, foothill and oak scrub and grassland. We will have a birding pace with stops to listen and bird, and great opportunities to learn song and calls. The early will put us in the morning chorus as we climb, and bring us to good areas for Dusky Grouse early in the day. We will mostly be along remote trails with very few users, as we get away into the quiet with mostly only natural sounds. Bring lunch, snacks and drinks, hiking shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent. Restroom only at the meeting spot.

This trip is filled and you will be placed on the waiting list when you register
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