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Walk the Wetlands

sun01oct8:00 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 11280 Waterton RdEvent Type Field TripAdmissionFree Event

Great Horned Owl by Bill Schreitz


(Sunday) 8:00 am - 11:30 am


Denver Audubon Kingery Nature Center

11280 Waterton Rd

Event Details

Walk the Wetlands begins 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 and takes ~3.5 hours, the time varying mostly due to weather conditions and the appearance of the birds. During the fall season, many regular migrant songbirds that breed here in the park have already left. However, many migrant songbirds from the north, particularly sparrows, are passing through the park, lingering for a few days a time to fatten up for the further journey south. Moreover, waterfowl such as ducks, gulls & terns, and shorebirds such as sandpipers & plovers are flocking to Chatfield Lake and the nearby ponds along the trails and river. Many songbirds like, Mountain Bluebirds & Townsend Solitaires are coming down from their breeding spots in the mountains to spend a more hospitable winter.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’:

Meeting Time and Location: 8:00am at the Denver Audubon 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.

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


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