Walk the Wetlands
sun07may8:00 amsun11:30 amWalk the WetlandsJoin two Audubon Master Birders on a leisurely 3-mile walk on level paths along the South Platte River and adjacent wetlands and ponds.8:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+00:00) Event Type Field TripAdmissionFree Event
(Sunday) 8:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+00:00)
Denver Audubon Nature Center
The Walk the Wetlands event begins at the Denver Audubon Nature Center. The group ventures along the South Platte River through open fields, deciduous woodland, and by ponds &
The Walk the Wetlands event begins at the Denver Audubon Nature Center. The group ventures along the South Platte River through open fields, deciduous woodland, and by ponds & marshes. The walk itself is about 3 miles and takes -3.5 hours, the time varying mostly due to weather conditions.
With the spring well under way, some of the regular migrant ducks and songbirds are trickling through the park, adding to our resident species, all despite our recent locally wintery weather. Savanna, Song, and, White-crown Sparrows have all be seen in the park, along with a wide assortment of ducks and other waterfowl. Warblers are not far behind.
Chatfield State Park is one of the largest staging areas for migrating and breeding songbirds in Colorado. Spring, fall, and much of the summer offer great looks at both migrating and breeding songbirds & waterfowl.
Each group on the walk is led by two Audubon Master Birders. Audubon Center & Trails is listed as a Hotspot on eBird under ‘Explore Hotspots’:
https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2017&eyr=2021&bmo=1&emo=11&r=L798588 (click or copy & paste)
Meeting Time and Location: 8:00 am at the Denver Audubon's Kingery Nature Center 11280 Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125. The co-leaders will meet you at the entrance to the gardens in front of the building, newly named the Kingery Nature Center.
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.
Photo credit: Bill Schreitz