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Denver Urban Christmas Count: Bluff Lake, Star-K Ranch, Aurora South, Cherry Creek Park CANCELLED

wed05jan7:00 amwed3:30 pmDenver Urban Christmas Count: Bluff Lake, Star-K Ranch, Aurora South, Cherry Creek Park CANCELLEDMultiple stops with diverse habitats, including open water, woodlands, and prairie. Area Count Leader: Steve Hebert.7:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00) 11255 E MLK Jr BLVDEvent Type CancelledAdmissionFree Event


January 5, 2022 7:00 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Bluff Lake Nature Center

11255 E MLK Jr BLVD

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PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip (limit: 40 people) and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Other requirements are described below.

Audubon's 122nd Christmas Bird Count is a holiday tradition – everyone welcome: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. The more eyes we have, the more birds we see. In partnership with National Audubon, Denver Audubon supports the bird count within the Denver Urban circle on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

We will visit some great metro area birding areas, including the Bluff Lake Nature Center, the number one birding hotspot (by number of species) in Denver County according to eBird. We will visit ponds, lakes, and creeks, some with open water regardless of the temperature. That means we are likely to see waterfowl, including hooded and common mergansers, green-winged teal, and lots of Canada geese; raptors including red-tailed hawks and bald eagles; as well as kingfishers, woodpeckers, nuthatches, and sparrows. Depending on the number of registrants, we may split into smaller groups, each led by experienced birders. All of the trails are relatively flat, with gravel or concrete surfaces. WE CAN ACCOMODATE BEGINNING BIRDERS and those with mobility challenges! Please bring your own binoculars and we'll have fun!

For more information, please call area count leader Steve Hebert at 303-718-3318.

By registering for and attending this field trip, you agree to the following:

You will self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are vaccinated, and use common sense. DO NOT attend if you had recent exposure to an individual with symptoms or confirmation of COVID-19. If you have any symptoms or even suspect you could have COVID-19 symptoms, do not sign up for this trip.
-Masks Outdoors: Masks are not required outdoors. However, we encourage unvaccinated people to wear a mask when interacting with people outside their household when outdoors and maintain social distancing of six feet.
-Masks Indoors: We strongly recommend everyone, including fully vaccinated persons, wear a mask in all public indoor spaces and maintain social distancing of six feet when interacting with people outside their household.

Photo credit: George Mayfield.


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