[Douglbirds] Denver Audubon activities , week of May 12
Hugh and Urling Kingery
ouzels8 at aol.com
Thu May 13 12:02:23 EDT 2010
Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
Nature Center open Sat. & Sun., 9am-2pm
Bird Banding Station open 7-11am every day except May 13, 14, 15
Bird banding station sponsored by Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Mucking in the Pond
Saturday, May 15, 10am-12pm
Sign-up for our Certificate in Outdoor Adventure series and expand your nature knowledge. This fun, lighthearted, informative series is great for children, parents and adults eager to explore. Go at your own pace - sessions are offered each weekend throughout the year. Complete all 10 sessions and receive an ASGD Certificate in Outdoor Adventure! Sponsored by TogetherGreen, an alliance between Audubon and Toyota.
Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Program
Wednesdays, 10 - 11am
May 19 - Migration and Bird Banding (Rescheduled from 5/12)
May 26 - Nests
Friends member: $5/child, $2 each additional child
Non-member: $8/child, $4 each additional child
Pre-registration required: 303-973-9530
"Migrate" around the pond on May 19th with your 2-6 year old, visiting a bird banding station along the way. Enjoy outdoor stories, songs, and activities. Bring sunscreen, umbrellas or hats, walking shoes, and water - we will move indoors during inclement weather.
Do You Know Your IBAs?
Saturdays, May 22, 29, June 5, 12 at 8am
$64/Friends members, $80/non-members
Pre-registration required; Call 303-973-9530
IBAs - Important Bird Areas - are special places where birds, habitat, migration routes, and other factors come together. The Chatfield IBA, for example, has 29 of the 42 habitats listed in the Breeding Bird Atlas, and over 320 bird species. Each session we'll visit a local IBA. Instruction, materials, maps and surprises included in the cost.
Programs at Other Locations
Denver City Park Colonial Birds
Sunday, May 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Meet at Denver Museum of Nature & Science parking lot, NW corner
Free to the public, no registration needed
Three colonial bird species (night-herons, cormorants, and snowy egrets) historically nest on two islands in Denver City Park. We'll look for nests, nestlings, and fledglings. Find out about unique and intriguing birds that live near home. Bring binoculars, field guides, water, and a snack.
Bird Camps for Kids!
June 14-18, 8:15am-12pm
6-8 year olds
Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Experience an avian adventure each day as we explore the river, ponds, forests, and Canyon in search of our feathered friends. Test your skills in Avian Olympics and discover the amazing survival abilities of birds. Craft your own nest from natural materials and build a bird feeder to take home.
Biking and Birding
June 28 - July 2, 8:15am-12pm
9-11 year olds
Presented by: Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Pedal along the paths of Waterton Canyon with stops to identify what's flying overhead, nesting in the trees and shrubs, and searching for worms in the dirt. Study adaptations unique to local birds and learn how to identify them by song and flight patterns. Keep a journal of birds, review the mechanics of flight, learn how to use field guides, and track migration. Students need a tuned bike, helmet, two replacement tubes filled with slime, plenty of water, and a healthy snack. Average distance traveled per day is 6mi. For all biking levels.
Invite your friends, spread the word, & Register Today!
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