The mission of the Audubon Master Birder Program is to develop field ornithologists with an understanding of habitat, bird identification, behavior and conservation and the desire to share their learning through leadership and ongoing commitment to the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, the Colorado birding community, and beyond.
Informational Open House – Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:00pm at the Audubon Center at Chatfield
Come find out what the AMB program is all about! Ask questions and hear from past participants.
Applications Due: Monday, June 10, 2013 no later than 2:00 pm at ASGD’s Office (9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO, 80128)
Entrance Test – Tuesday, June 18 7:00 pm at the Audubon Center at Chatfield
The test will include sight identification only. A class schedule for the 2013-2014 year will be available later where you will find additional information about the tests and the new class schedule
AMB_2013_application (PDF Document)
AMB_2013_application (MS Word Document)
AMB 2013-14 Class Schedule — TBA (MS Word Document)
AMB 2013-14 Field Trip Schedule — TBA (MS Word Document)
TBA. There is a course fee when you are accepted into the program. This fee supports the program, provides speaker honorariums, and covers some material costs as well as other administrative expenses associated with the program.
(Please note: the fee previously listed here was for the 2011/2012 course)
To become an ASGD Master birder the candidate must complete 18 requirements over the course of the program. Though rigorous, mentors work with candidates to assure completion of these requirements. You may review these requirements here: AMB Certification Requirements (PDF document).
2011/2012 Mentors: Bill Eden, Hugh Kingery, Urling Kingery, Mackenzie Goldthwait, Tina Jones, Karen von Saltza, Dave Hill, Mike Henwood, Bob Andrews, Lois Levinson, Michael Kiessig.
2012/2013 Mentors: Bill Eden, Hugh Kingery, Urling Kingery, Mackenzie Goldthwait, Tina Jones, Karen von Saltza, Dave Hill, Lois Levinson, Michael Kiessig, Chuck Aid, Cynthia Madsen, Janet Shin, Jeffery Stroup
Emeritus Mentors: Robert Andrews, Ann Bonnell, Doris Cruze, Mike Henwood, Alison Kondler
2008 Graduates: Fran Blanchard, Mary Ann Bonnell, Bill Eden, Kris Koff, Barbara Masoner, Mary Ellen Sargent, Karen von Saltza
2009 Graduates: Karen Bickett, Kathy Bollhoefer, Tom Bush, Mackenzie Goldthwait, Dave Hill, Mary Keithler, Alison Kondler, Kathanne Lynch, Deb Mallory, Katie Morrison, Tom Parchman, Harriet Stratton
2009/2010 Graduates: Richard Anderson, Nicole Buyck, Laurie Duke, Kate Frost, Michael Kiessig, Lois Levinson, Jessi Oberbeck, Marilyn Rhodes, Bob Santangelo, Barbara Schissler, Cindy Valentine
2011/2012 Graduates: Chuck Aid, Cheryl Chessick, Celia Greenman, Marsha Heron, Diane Hutton, Rhonda Kelly, Cynthia Madsen, Megan Miller, Michele Ostrander, Sharon Pfeifer, Janet Shin, Jeffery Stroup, Scott Yarberry