The Walk the Wetlands event begins at 8 a.m. at the Denver Audubon Kingery Nature Center. The group ventures along the South Platte River through open fields and deciduous woodland,
The Walk the Wetlands event begins at 8 a.m. at the Denver Audubon Kingery Nature Center. The group ventures along the South Platte River through open fields and deciduous woodland, and by ponds and marshes. The walk itself is about 3 miles on relatively flat terrain and takes ~3.5 hours, the time varying mostly due to weather conditions. Over the past winter months over the years have afforded the opportunity to see our many resident birds as well as both late and irruptive migrants from the north. Among the resident birds that winter here are many species of ducks, both Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatches, Northern Flickers, Townsend's Solitaires, and Cedar Waxwings. As for late migrants, anything can show up. Audubon Center & Trails is listed as a Hotspot on eBird under ‘Explore Hotspots’:
Meeting Location: Denver Audubon's Kingery Nature Center 11280 Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125
Trip Leader: Bill Schreitz
Contact #: (410) 533-1720
Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Please Note: If you have registered and no longer can attend the walk, please contact the Denver Audubon Office (Rhonda Shank 303-973-9530) or the trip Leader (Bill Schreitz 410-533-1720) 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.