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january, 2022

wed05jan8:00 am3:00 pmDenver Urban Christmas Count: SE Denver N of HampdenNumerous parks in SE Denver North of Hampden will be accessed to count resident birds. Area Count Leader: Mary Keithler.8:00 am - 3:00 pm Wellshire Golf Course, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd.Event Type :Field TripAdmission:Free Event

House finch photo for Christmas Count

Time

(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Wellshire Golf Course

3333 S. Colorado Blvd.

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Event Details

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.

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.

Many parks are available to count. Some areas will begin counting at 8 a.m. We usually meet in the south parking lot at Wellshire at 8 a.m., but not everyone would have to do so if prior arrangements were made. Beginning and ending count times are flexible for the various groups. We plan to finish by 3 p.m., but most groups will finish much earlier. Groups will count in subsections of the count area and will cover specific parks. All parks are fairly level and should have some sidewalks, but some may require walking on dirt paths if they are not icy or snow covered. Specific requirements should be discussed with the count leader. There are numerous parks to choose from if participants have specific needs. Due to the time of the year, non-hazardous conditions cannot be guaranteed. Some counting could possibly be done from a vehicle parked in a lot or a street. Better coverage would require accessing the interior of the park. Parks to cover include Bible, Cook, Kennedy Golf Course, Wellshire Golf Course, Hentzel, and Eisenhower. We would expect to see mallards, Canada geese, American Robins, American crows, black-capped chickadees, white and red-breasted nuthatches, Townsend solitaires, house finches, black-billed magpies, northern flickers, downy woodpeckers, blue jays, red-tailed hawks, red-wing blackbirds, American kestrels, and possibly bushtits. Some years we have seen snow geese or greater white-fronted geese, hooded mergansers, northern shovelers, gadwalls, American wigeon, and ring-necked ducks. 

For more information, please call area count leader Mary Keithler at 303-974-7009 or mkeithler@gmail.com.

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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