October Big Day - High Line Canal at Waterton Trailhead
sat09oct7:30 amsat10:00 amOctober Big Day - High Line Canal at Waterton TrailheadEnjoy a leisurely Fall bird walk of about 3 miles downstream from Waterton Canyon.7:30 am - 10:00 am 10401 Waterton Rd.Event Type Field TripAdmissionFree Event
(Saturday) 7:30 am - 10:00 am
High Line Canal Trailhead - Waterton
10401 Waterton Rd.
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip (limit: 10 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: 10 people) and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Other requirements are described below.
October Big Day bird count in partnership with High Line Canal Conservancy and The Urban Bird. This will be a leisurely bird walk starting at the beginning of the High Line Canal. We will meet at the Waterton Canyon Trailhead. Please note: This is NOT the trailhead for all of the trails into Waterton Canyon. The trailhead parking lot where we will meet is located on the south side of the Platte River just after you cross the bridge over the river (heading south). It is located on the east side of W. Waterton Road. Note: there are no restrooms at the trailhead nor along the route of the walk. The closest restrooms for a pre-walk visit are at the Audubon Nature Center or the Waterton Canyon parking lot. We will walk approximately 3 miles on a mostly level gravel road. The road skirts the Platte Canyon Reservoir so we will be looking for seasonal waterfowl and raptors, any lingering migrants, and the resident species.
Bring binoculars, water, and appropriate dress for the weather. Meet at the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Hoping for a beautiful Fall day of birding. For more information, please call field trip leader Mary Geder at 303-981-8823.
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 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 6 feet.
-Masks Indoors: Jefferson County strongly recommends that all residents ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, return to wearing a mask in indoor public spaces to minimize risk and maximize protection.
Photo credit: Mary Geder.