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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 communityoutreach@denveraudubon.org to register your group for spring 2016. 


Habitats for HomeschoolersHabitats for Homeschoolers

Join the Audubon Society of Greater Denver for our spring class series designed just for home school families!  Celebrate the outdoors together while learning about the exciting wildlife found at Chatfield State Park and beyond.

Thursday March 3, 2016 – Beaver Believers!

Time: 10 am – 12 pm, Cost: $6.00 per student member (ages 3-18), $8.00 per student non-member

Thursday March 31st, 2016 – Astronomy Star Party with Red Rocks Community College

Time: 9 pm – 11 pm, Cost: $5.00 per student (ages 10-18), $8.00 per adult

Tuesday April 5th, 2016 – Extreme Eggs

Time: 10 am – 12 pm, Cost: $6.00 per student member (ages 3-18), $8.00 per student non-member

Thursday June 2nd, 2016 – Bird Banding Bonanza

Time: 8 am – 10 am, Cost: $14.00 per member family (1 adult, 2 kids), $18.00 per non-member family (1 adult, 2 kids), $8.00 per additional student, $8.00 per additional adult


Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of each month

April through September, 8am – noon 

October through March, 9am – noon

Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds, riparian forests, and other 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 and recommended for beginners. Dress for the weather. 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.


 On Your Own

Audubon Nature Center at ChatfieldFrom C470 & Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth 4.4 miles. Turn left onto Waterton Road. Turn left immediately into the first parking lot, at the Audubon Center sign.

Explore the Audubon Nature Trail, http://www.denveraudubon.org/auduboncenter/audubon-nature-trail/ that circles Blackbird Pond and Muskrat Pond behind the Audubon Nature Center buildings.

Please call 303.973.9530 for further explanation of directions to the Audubon Center at Chatfield or use this link: http://www.denveraudubon.org/about/directions/

DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.

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**BBFGWS: bring binoculars, field guides, water and snacks