Things To Do at the

Audubon Center at Chatfield

 

Full Moon Owling Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

Friday, March 6, 6pm-8pm

Join usSky 006 Full moon at the Audubon Nature Center to discover whooo is out and about at night and what activities these creatures are up to! Learn about the different owls that live in Colorado and where to go searching for them. Explore the trails at the Nature Center in search of our own resident owls that live in the Chatfield Basin. After the hike we will be gazing at the night sky and discussing the constellations, planets, stars, and the moon phase!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton, CO 80128)

Leaders: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator, and Audubon Master Birders

Registration required: $7 per adult and $4 per child for ASGD members; $8 per adult and $5 per child for non-members; $15 member family; $20 non-member family (Family = 3-6 people).  Limited to 20 people.

 


 Mountain Bluebirds by Dick Vogel

Colorado Bluebird Project Open House and Sweets N’ Tweets Gift Shop

Saturday, March 21, 10am-noon

Join us at the Audubon Nature Center for presentations and workshops on The Bluebird Project: thenatural history of bluebirds, building and mounting nest boxes (and we’ll have boxes for sale, both pre-built and in kit form), why it’s so important to provide nesting habitat, how to monitor boxes during the nesting season, safeguarding your nest boxes from parasites and predators, and keeping good field notes and reporting your results. We’ll also be showing a 15-minute video that illustrates what really happens inside a nest box during the nesting season.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton CO 80128)

Leader: Kevin Corwin, Colorado Bluebird Project Coordinator

Registration NOT required for families or individuals, but please call 303-973-9530 to register a group. No fee, but a $5 donation to ASGD or purchase in the Sweets N’ Tweets Gift Shop is greatly appreciated.

 

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Great Horned Owl 11 by Dick Vogel
Owling Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

Friday, March 27, 7pm-9pm

Join us at the Audubon Nature Center to discover whooo is out and about at night and what activities these creatures are up to! Learn about the different owls that live in Colorado and where to go searching for them. Explore the trails at the Nature Center in search of our own resident owls that live in the Chatfield Basin. After the hike we will be gazing at the night sky and discussing the constellations, planets, stars, and the moon phase!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton, CO 80128)

Leaders: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator, and Audubon Master Birders

Registration required: $7 per adult and $4 per child for ASGD members; $8 per adult and $5 per child for non-members; $15 member family; $20 non-member family (Family = 3-6 people). Limited to 20 people.

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Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of Every Month

Sunday March 1 at 9 am

Sunday April 5 at 8 am

(Walk the Wetlands begins at 8am April through October, and at 9am November through March)

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. Dress for the weather and wear sunscreen. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack.
BBFGWS,** (a scope and field guide if you have them); 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 is NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.

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Bird Banding Station: Open May 2015Yellow Breasted 2 by Linda Covnot cropped

April 25 to May 31, 2015

Visitors watch research in action and see warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and other songbirds up close at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s bird banding research station. The Audubon Center will be open Saturdays & Sundays, 8am-noon to greet you and guide you to the station. Easy to moderate walking required on flat trails.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration NOT required unless group exceeds 10 people. If the bird banding station is busy, there may be timed sessions. Group visits over 10 people are available by reservation only. Please contact communityoutreach@denveraudubon.org to register your group for Spring 2015. 

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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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