Family Programs

To Register: 303-973-9530 or

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Walk the Wetlands 

Sunday, October 5, 8am
Sunday, November 2, 9am
(Walk the Wetlands begins at 8am April through October , and at 9am Novewmber through March)
Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds and habitats for residents and migratory birds. We always have a surprise! This is a great program for birders of all ages and levels. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack. We can lend you binoculars and field guides if you don’t have them.
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.
Leaders: Audubon Master Birders
Registration NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.

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Habitats for Homeschoolers

Tuesday, November 18, 10 am – 12 pm

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Join us for our engaging new Habitats for Homeschoolers program at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield! Homeschool families will have an opportunity to learn all about the various habitats and exciting mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish that we have living at Chatfield State Park. Explore skins and skulls, hike to our beaver habitat, and learn how to identify all of our wild and lively critters we have around the nature center. Work as a family to complete the nature savvy scavenger hunt and enter to win fun science and nature prizes!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration Required by Friday, November 14th.  $5.00 per student (ages 3 – 18) and $8.00 per adult

Please call our office at 303-973-9530 or Register Online!

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

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Christmas Bird Count Celebration

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Saturday, December 6, 9 am – 12 pmBirds Ice Skating Clip art

The National Audubon Society started the Christmas Bird Count tradition in 1900.   This year marks the 115th count which will begin on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 and run through January 5, 2015.

Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, all are invited to join us for our Christmas Bird Count Celebration to 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.  Enjoy free samples at the Sweets N’ Tweets gift shop or purchase gifts for family and friends!  Join Audubon volunteers for a guided bird hike leaving every half hour and practice your new found skills.  Investigate the amazing biofacts of real birds such as wings, skulls, nests, and eggs, make a birdy craft to take home with you, and give a delicious gift to the wild birds of Colorado by helping us decorate an edible tree.

Inspired to do more?  In the weeks following the Christmas Bird Count Celebration during contact your local Count Coordinator (for Denver, Denver Urban, and Douglas County CBC) for section leaders, meeting times, locations and to join a team.  Data collected by observers allows researchers and conservation biologists to study the long-term health and status of bird populations. A 15-mile diameter circle is divided into sections, with different parties assigned to each section.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration NOT Required but $5.00 recommended donation per person to the Audubon Society of Greater Denver is greatly appreciated.  Cash, check, or credit card donations all accepted the day of the event.

Please call our office at 303-973-9530 or email with any questions.

Notes: Please wear weather appropriate shoes and clothing if you plan to participate in a guided hike 

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Bird Banding Station: Open May 2015Yellow 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