Adult Adventures

Adult Adventures

Our adult experiences are designed to share the joy that birds bring while showing you how birds help form healthy ecosystems.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Here’s what’s next on the horizon:

tue22sep10:00 am11:30 amWebinar - Native Plants for Birds - Nectar/Insect ProductionPart 2: Be inspired to use these final weeks of warm weather to plant some natives for birds!10:00 am - 11:30 am Online WebinarEvent Type :WorkshopAdmission:Paid

thu24sep7:00 pm9:00 pmBeginning Birdwatching ClassOur popular Beginning Birdwatching Class is back with both virtual sessions and field trips! (5 virtual sessions and 2 field trips)7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual Zoom MeetingEvent Type :WorkshopAdmission:Paid

mon28sep(sep 28)3:00 pmfri02oct(oct 2)11:00 amRaptor Photo WorkshopPhotography3:00 pm - (october 2) 11:00 am Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11280 Waterton Rd.Event Type :WorkshopAdmission:Paid

FIELD TRIPS

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Most of these are free

Audubon Master Birders, community naturalists, and other expert birders active in our organization host free field trips in parks and green spaces all over Denver. Each trip is unique and affords opportunities to see many types of birds. Check our calendar for upcoming field trips.

SEE EVENTS

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Beginning Bird Watching

BEGINNING BIRD WATCHING

Do the names of birds fly over your head? Founding members and birding gurus, Hugh and Urling Kingery, teach Beginning Birdwatching starting each April and September during the spring and fall migrations. One class kicks off the program followed by six weekend explorations of metro-area parks in different bird habitats.

Because this program is so awesome, there is a waitlist to participate.

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BIRDING INSIGHTS

Want to take a deeper dive into birds? This learning series covers a variety of bird families and species and are offered almost every month throughout the year. Each are designed with class time followed by an outing to put your new knowledge to the test. Take one, take them all, it’s up to you.

Master Birders

AUDUBON MASTER BIRDER CERTIFICATION

Develop your bird brain in this year-long, intensive study of Colorado’s birds and habitats. The mission of the program is to develop field ornithologists who understand bird identification, behavior, habitat, and conservation. We seek those who desire to share their learning through an ongoing commitment to Denver Audubon and the Colorado birding community.

Community Naturalist Training

COMMUNITY NATURALIST TRAINING

We are the only Denver-metro organization to offer over 100 hours of combined in-class and field naturalist training. Classes are taught by field experts on a variety of topics including ecosystems, ecology, meteorology, geology, plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, bird and raptor identification, mammals, nature journaling, nature mentoring, and guide techniques. Click the button below to email about being added to the waitlist for this program.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

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Denver Audubon partners with two travel companies, Reefs to Rockies and Partners in International Birding, to offer one-of-a-kind domestic and international travel opportunities. These trips focus on visiting natural habitats where unique bird species thrive.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PRIVATE GROUPS

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Community Outreach Programs

Community outreach programs are when we come to you. We offer educational programs on birding, creating backyard wildlife habitat, native gardening for birds and pollinators, and a variety of other science topics. See a list of topics.

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Private Group Trips

If you’re interested in receiving a private bird walk for a group of between 10 and 20 people, either at the Denver Audubon Nature Center or a Denver-area park, please request by clicking the button below.

Please allow five business days for us to respond to your request. We apologize in advance for being unable to accommodate all requests.

Classroom Outreach Programs (60 to 90 minutes)

  • Beginning Birdwatching
  • Backyard Birds: Learn to Identify Birds and Build Habitat
  • Wildscaping 101: Native Plants for Birds
  • The Great Migration: Birds on the Move (Spring or Fall)
  • Wildlife of Winter: Bird Feeders and Seed Eaters
  • Creating Bird-friendly Communities
  • Be Wooed by Woodpeckers
  • Hummingbirds of the Front Range
  • Curious Corvids: Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
  • Hunters on the Wing: Beneficial Bats and Swooping Swallows
  • The Power of Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Bees
  • Art with Audubon: Nature and Field Journaling for Adults
  • Birds of a Feather: Exploring birds through Art, Music, and Poetry

Outdoor Field Trips (2 to 3 hours)

  • Beginning Birdwatching
  • Ducks of Denver