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Audubon Society of Greater Denver

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The Audubon Society of Greater Denver wants YOU, your family, and your friends to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count.  Counting birds is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Come to the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield to learn how to identify birds using binoculars, field guides, or your smart phone, and share your love with wildlife when you turn your backyard into a bird sanctuary.

Visit with live, dynamic raptors including an American kestrel, Swainson’s hawk, and red-tailed hawk that will be joining us from Wild Wings Environmental Education starting at 11 am.  Find out how to woo the birds in your neighborhood with delicious seed selection and fabulous feeder techniques!  Purchase bird seed online at  from the Audubon Society through February 5th and enjoy convenient pick-up at the event.  Join us on a scenic bird hike or help us count the birds at our nature center feeders.  Bring your kids or grandkids and help them make their own binoculars and participate in a nature scavenger hunt.

The local Great Backyard Bird Count takes place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9am-12pm at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield located at 11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton, CO 80128.  This is a free family event, but $5 suggested donation to ASGD, bird seed purchase, or purchase in the Sweets N’ Tweets Gift Shop greatly appreciated.  This Valentine’s Day, nurture nature as well as your sweet heart!

For more information on the details and history of the international event visit 

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, 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.

 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, 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:

DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.

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