Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park

11280 S. Waterton Rd, Littleton CO 80125

South on Wadsworth Blvd, just North of Waterton Canyon and the town of Roxborough


Nocturnal Wildlife Hike — Bats, Beavers and More!
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Friday, August 19, 7-9pm, Tiger Salamanders

Join us for this ever popular program in search of bats, beavers, owls, and more.  Listen for coyote calls, check out the bat houses around the ponds, and see if the beaver are making progress on their South Platte River dam.  Meet our NEW live animals, John Denver and James Colorado, both tiger salamanders and learn more about our state amphibian!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125

Registration required (http://www.denveraudubon.org/programs/nocturnalhikereg-3/). members $8; Adult non-members $11; kids/teen members, $5; kids/teen non-members $8.


Adoption Day with Audubon and the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Saturday August 20, 11am–2 pm

Are you in search of a new furry companion? The Audubon Society is excited to be hosting the mobile adoption unit of the Humane Society at our Audubon Nature Center. Come see what critters are up for adoption, as well as learning about the importance of keeping cats P1040258indoors to help protect wild birds and information on the Chatfield State Park DOLA (Dog-off Leash Area)

Meeting Place: Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield (11280 S. Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125)

Leader: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator

Registration not required: Free public event


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Family River Hike at ChatfieldP1040321

Sunday, August 21, 12-3pm

Join us for this NEW program that will allow you to explore the South Platte River as a family with Audubon staff and naturalist volunteers.  Experience the birds and aquatic wildlife that live near one of Denver’s most iconic waterways.  Search for tracks, skulls, and scat just beyond the river’s edge then join in for river races, building beaver dams, or just enjoying the gorgeous scenery.  This program is dependent upon safe water levels and river flow, so please be aware that weather conditions could delay or prohibit the program.  A change of clothes is recommended.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Leader: Kate Hogan

Registration Required (http://www.denveraudubon.org/programs/familyriverhikereg-2/). Minimum age required to participate is 8 years old.  Adult members $8; adult non-members $11; kids/teen members (ages 8-18) $5; kids/teen non-members $8.


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100 Years for Birds — Featuring Nature’s EducatorsBroad-tailed Hummingbird by Dick Vogel

Sunday August 28, 10 am to 12 pm

Join the Audubon Society of Greater Denver to celebrate 100 Years for Birds!  Three of the raptor ambassadors from Nature’s Educators will be present, including the only osprey used for educational outreach in the state of Colorado.  August 16th marks the Centennial anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty signed between the United States and Great Britain in the year 1916 – this historic piece of legislation has protected many bird species in the United States from extinction!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125

Leader: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator and Audubon

Registration Required (http://www.denveraudubon.org/programs/100yearsregistration/). Adult members $8; Adult non-members $11; kids/teen members (ages 8-18) $5; kids/teen non-members $8.


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Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of Every Month

November to March at 9am

April to October at 8am

Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds and habitats for resident and migrant birds as the season dictates. We always have a surprise! This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the Denver area. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack (a scope if you have one); We can lend you binoculars and field guides if you don’t have them

**You may now download the Chatfield Bird List to carry with and record your birds for the day.**

Activity level: Some of the trails are narrow and moderately steep for a few feet. Elevation 5430 ft.

Leaders: Karen von Saltza, Mary Keithler and Audubon Master Birders

Meeting Place: Parking lot at the Audubon Center at Chatfield. The Audubon Center is located on Waterton Road, 4.4 miles south of C-470 and Wadsworth.

Registration NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.

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Family Programs

Attend family classes and activities

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On Your Own

Visit the Audubon Center at Chatfied on your own for hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and to stroll the native gardens surrounding the buildings.

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Scout Programs and School Field Trips

Bring your Scouts or students on a field trip where our Naturalists share information about Chatfield area wildlife and habitats.

Choose a group program and schedule your adventure today!

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Summer Camp Programs

Spend a week exploring nature and wildlife at the Audubon Center. Camps are run by experienced summer program partners and taught by passionate naturalists. Find more details on summer programs and Audubon camp partner contact information and register today!

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