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
BirdPlus+ Trip This trip is a Birds Plus+ Trip combining birding and another field focus, sometimes with a guest co-leader. See details for more information.
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Mt. Blue Sky and the Mt Blue Sky Scenic Byway
7/30/2024      5:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Leader: David Suddjian or 831-713-8659
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Meet at the Stegosaurus parking lot just south of I-70, exit 259. Drive under the freeway to the second left turn. The parking lot is at the base of the Hogback, near the Hawk Watch location.
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This trip is limited to the first 12 registrations.

Habitats to bird: Alpine Tundra, Aspen, Conifer Forest

Birds Plus+ Trees.

This trip will combine birding at Mt Blue Sky and along the Mt Blue Sky Scenic Byway with a second focus on learning to identify and appreciate the various tree species that occur in our Front Range region forests. We will ascend from about 8,000 feet near Evergreen to above treeline. We will learn to identify at least 8 different tree species in the forests as we climb higher in elevation. Some special matierals will be provided to participants to enrich this part of our effort. A variety of other forest birds may be found, including American Three-toed Woodpecker, Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, Townsend's Solitaire, Evening Grosbeak, We will go way above tree line near Mt. Blue Sky to for White-tailed Ptarmigan, and we could find Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (if lucky!), and American Pipit. 

We will carpool from the meeting spot. Each vehicle must have a recreation site timed entry permit, which will cost $17 per car, with the cost divided among the group. Our time at the high elevations will be limited by our pass. This trip will take us up to 14,000 feet with some walking out of the cars at high elevations of 12,000-14,000 feet. There are restroom opportunities at intervals.  Bring lunch, snacks and drinks, sunscreen, hat and hiking shores. 

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