Birding in Golden
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Kinney Run Trail
2900 Illinois St.
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip (limit: 5 people) and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Other
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip (limit: 5 people) and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Other requirements are described below.
We will explore a new field trip destination in Golden. The Kinney Run area is a riparian valley in an ecotone between the plains and the foothills at about 6,000 ft. Technically between the Lyons formation hogback and the Fountain formation foothills, this little known treasure includes a variety of resident and migrant songbirds and raptors. We will be joined by Laurel Starr from Stewards of Golden Open Space, and a graduate of the Denver Audubon naturalist training. Starting at Indiana St, (where you will park), we will walk south, under US-6, up the Kinney Run valley on a paved trail. The migration should be on!
Directions: Take US-6 north to the 19th St exit toward downtown Golden. Turn right at first stop light (Illinois St) Drive down Illinois St where is dead ends in ~3/4 mile. Park on the street there.
By registering for and attending this field trip, you agree to the following:
-Per CDC guidelines, we encourage high risk individuals to stay at home. High risk people are defined as those 65 or over and those with certain underlying medical conditions that make them more vulnerable. Refer to the CDC guidelines for further information on these conditions.
-Advance registration, including signing of the liability waiver is required. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed.
-You will self-screen for covid symptoms and use common sense. If you have any covid symptoms or even suspect you could have COVID symptoms, do not sign on for this trip.
-You are responsible for bringing and wearing a mask at all times that covers your nose and mouth, and is preferably NOT a bandana or neck gaiter.
-We require 6 foot social distancing on all parts of the trip. This means that you need to maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and other trip participants as well as any others that may be using the trails.
-Hand hygiene – bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer for your personal use. Be careful not to get this near your optics as it could affect the protective coatings on optics.
-Please arrive independently. Denver Audubon does not encourage carpooling at this time.