Family Programs

To Register: 303-973-9530 or info@denveraudubon.org

Audubon Society of Greater Denver

 

 


Walk the Wetlands

Sunday, March 1, 9am – noon

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

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.

 


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.

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Owling Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

Friday, March 27, 7pm-9pmGreat Horned Owl 11 by Dick Vogel

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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Bird Banding Station: Yellow 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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 On Your Own

Audubon Center at Chatfield – From 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.

Please call 303.973.9530 for further explanation of directions to the Audubon Center at Chatfield or use link below: 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