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Birding in Lair O' the Bear Park

sun13aug7:00 amsun10:00 amBirding in Lair O' the Bear ParkCome explore the diverse habitat of Lair O' the Bear Park.

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Join us as we explore Lair O’ the Bear Park. It features a diverse habitat that attracts a nice variety of birds. We’ll look for Green-tailed Towhee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Bullock's Oriole, Western Wood-Pewee, Steller’s Jay, colorful warblers, raptors, and many other wonderful species. All birding levels are welcome, and we strongly encourage beginners to join us.
The terrain is relatively easy with a wide dirt trail. Some increase in elevation up the hillside at a slow pace. Approx 2 mile loop. Bring binoculars, water, hat, sunscreen, snacks. Meet in the parking lot near the trailhead sign.

Meeting Location: Lair o’ the Bear parking lot near the Trailhead sign, 22550 State Highway 74, Idledale, CO 80453. From C-470, take Bear Creek Rd / Hwy 74 west through Morrison. Watch for the park sign west of Idledale.

Trip Leader: Natalie Vande Vuss. For more information, please call Natalie at (303) 520-4333.

Please Note: If you have registered and no longer can attend the walk, please contact the Denver Audubon Office (Rhonda Shank 303-973-9530) as soon as possible. There is a waiting list for those wanting to join the walk. 

  • Advance registration, including signing of the liability waiver, is required. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed.

  • You are responsible for bringing your own binoculars, water, snacks and sunscreen for optimum experience.

  • Cameras are permitted.

  • This trip is not accessible for those with mobility issues.

COVID Guidelines: We will follow the current guidelines for the county where the program takes place.

Photo credit: Natalie Vande Vuss.


August 13, 2023 7:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-11:00)


Lair O' the Bear Trailhead

22550 Highway 74

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