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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
South Platte River Trail at 88th Avenue and vicinity
2/18/2024      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Leader: Charles Chase or 720-690-4341
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Meet at the parking area at 88th Ave and South Platte River Trail. From I-76 take E 88th Ave exit, go west on 88th for 1.6 miles, then turn south at Colorado Blvd. Turn left again into the parking lot for the South Platte River Greenway Trailhead.
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This trip is limited to the first 12 registrations.

Habitats to bird: Reservoir, Riparian
We will see lots of ducks, a few raptors, and some hardy winter residents. Looking for rarities such as the Barrow's Goldeneye will also be part of this winter ecology exploration. We will walk along a paved trail and occasionally in the adjacent grasses for up to 3 miles and perhaps more. We will meet at the South Platte Parkway on the southwest corner 88th and the South Platte River. We will leave most cars there and ferry people to the 74th Ave. entrance to the Parkway. The next steps are going to be weather and party dependent. If it's particularly cold, we will head south to the Wastewater treatment outflow where enormous numbers of ducks gather when everywhere else is frozen. We will then walk back to 74th and people who want/need to leave can leave at that point. That would be about 3 miles total there and back. Those who want to continue will walk north to the vehicles at 88th which is approximately 2 miles further. The Barrow's are often in the section between 88 and 74 but can be anywhere. Along the way we will also scan the adjacent reservoirs that often harbor diving ducks including the occasional Long-tailed Duck and various Scoters.

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