Things To Do at the
Audubon Center at Chatfield

Astronomy at Audubon with Red Rocks Community College

Thursday April 14, 9pm–11pm

Join professors from the astronomy program at Red Rocks Community College for a tour of the spring skies at the Audubon amphitheater! Use telescopes to examine the stars and planets and embrace this opportunity to ask questions about the universe all around us.  And of course (because we love animals) learn about animal myths and legends of the constellations!

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

Leader: Lynnette Hoerner, Astronomy Professor, Red Rocks Community College

Registration Required: $5.00 per child/teen (ages 10-18), $8.00 per adult

**program fees go to support even more exciting and engaging programs at the Audubon Nature Center!

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Bird Banding 2016!
Audubon May 9 2014 By Nieusma CROPPED

Sunday May 1, Saturday May 7, Sunday May 15, Saturday May 21, Sunday May 22, Saturday May 28, and Sunday May 29, 2016, 7:30am-11:30am

Visitors can watch research in action and see warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and other songbirds up close at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies bird banding research station. The station is open to the public on select weekend days from 7:30am–11:30 am. In addition, the Audubon Nature Center will be open to visitors and have volunteers available to greet you and guide you to the station.  Private groups can book a personal visit to the banding station Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Easy to moderate walking required on flat trails.

Join our flock of supporters for this popular spring activity! To visit the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield banding station, take C-470 to Wadsworth Blvd., then go south on Wadsworth about 4.4 miles. Turn left on Waterton Road and immediately left into the first parking lot at the Audubon Center sign. Naturalists at the nature center will direct you to the banding station.  Public visitors to the banding station are asked to consider making a donation of $3.00 per person or more to support continuation of this program for generations to come.  The Audubon Nature Center will also be open featuring unique bird and nature items such as used books, gifts, and birding guides.

Registration NOT required unless group exceeds 10 people. Fee for private groups:  $10 for adults, $5 for children.  If the bird banding station is busy, there may be timed sessions. Group visits over 10 people are available by reservation only. Please contact to register your group for spring 2016. 

Mothers Day Bird Banding Breakfast 2016

Sunday, May 8, 9-11am

Treat your mother to a one-of-a-kind experience that the whole family will enjoy. After a light P1040774continental breakfast, enjoy a leisurely spring hike and a visit to our popular Bird Banding Station. Enjoy seeing songbirds up close as they migrate through the South Platte River corridor. Hikes leave from the Audubon Center approximately every half hour.

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

Registration Required: Audubon Member Mothers FREE! Non-member Mothers $3;  Additional adults/teens $16 and $8 child (under 12 years). To register, please call the Audubon office at 303-973-9530 or email

To download an event flyer, click here:  Mothers Day Bird Banding Breakfast 2016



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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