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Habitats for Homeschoolers

Wednesday, January 14, 10am – 12pm

Join us for our engaging new Habitats for Homeschoolers program at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield! Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, all are invited to join us and learn about the birds of Chatfield State Park using bird identification tools such as binoculars, field guides or even an app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, and Windows 8. Join Audubon staff and volunteers for a guided bird hike to become citizen scientists and practice your new found skills. Investigate the amazing biofacts of real birds such as wings, skulls, nests, and eggs.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Leader: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator

Registration required by Friday, January 9th. $5 per student (ages 3 – 18) and $8 per adult
Please call our office at 303-973-9530 or Register Online

Notes: Please wear shoes to hike in and weather appropriate clothing

Walk the Wetlands

Sunday, February 1, 9am -noon

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.

Great Backyard Bird Count, Spring Bird Seed Sale, and Sweets N’ Tweets Gift Shop

Saturday, February 14, 9am-12pm

Counting birds is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Come learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and share the love with wildlife when you turn your backyard into a bird sanctuary. Find out how to woo the birds in your neighborhood with delicious seed selection and fabulous feeder techniques! Come join us on a bird hike and help us count the birds at our nature center feeders so you can do the same at your home. Bring your kids and help them make their own binoculars and participate in a nature scavenger hunt. This Valentine’s Day, nurture nature as well as your sweet heart!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration NOT required for families or individuals, please call 303-973-9530 to register a group: Free event. $5 suggested donation to ASGD or purchase in the Sweets N’ Tweets Gift Shop greatly appreciated.

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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 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:

DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.

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