Family Programs

To Register: Register Online, call 303-973-9530 or

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Habitats for Homeschoolers – Let’s Get Batty! Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

Wednesday, July 1, 7pm – 9pm or

Thursday July 9, 7pm – 9 pm

Join us at the Audubon Nature Center for an exciting evening of wildlife exploration!  Learn about the four bat species that reside in Chatfield State Park in summer, check out bat box locations around our ponds, and see how many bats we can spot flying around at dusk.  We might even see other nocturnal residents such as great horned owls and North American beavers!

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

Leader: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator

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.  Register Online (click to follow link) or call 303-973-9530 or email

Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of each month, 8am – noon April through September, 9am – noon October through March

(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.

Bird Banding Station:


Join us in the month of May for our live bird banding station!

Yellow Breasted 2 by Linda Covnot cropped

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 2016. 

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 On Your Own

Audubon 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.

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

DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.

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