Walk the Wetlands
sun04apr8:00 amsun12:00 pmWalk the WetlandsMonthly birding walk along the South Platte River8:00 am - 12:00 pm 11280 Waterton Rd.Event Type Field TripAdmissionFree Event
(Sunday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denver Audubon Nature Center
11280 Waterton Rd.
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip (limit: 16 people, 8 per group) and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip (limit: 16 people, 8 per group) and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Other requirements are described below.
Walk the Wetlands begins at the Denver Audubon 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 three miles and takes about 3.5 hours, the time varying mostly due to weather conditions.
With the official beginning of spring, some regular migrant ducks and songbirds have begun to trickle through the park, adding to our resident species despite our recent locally wintery weather. Savannah, Golden-crowned, and, Sagebrush Sparrows have all been seen in the park, along with a wide assortment of ducks and other waterfowl. 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 and waterfowl.
The walk is led by Audubon Master Birders.
By registering for and attending this field trip, you agree to the following:
-Per CDC guidelines, we encourage high risk individuals to stay at home. High risk people are defined as those 65 or over and those with certain underlying medical conditions that make them more vulnerable. Refer to the CDC guidelines for further information on these conditions.
-Advance registration, including signing of the liability waiver is required. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed.
-You will self-screen for covid symptoms and use common sense. If you have any covid symptoms or even suspect you could have COVID symptoms, do not sign on for this trip.
-You are responsible for bringing and wearing a mask at all times that covers your nose and mouth, and is preferably NOT a bandana or neck gaiter.
-We require 6 foot social distancing on all parts of the trip. This means that you need to maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and other trip participants as well as any others that may be using the trails..
-Hand hygiene – bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer for your personal use. Be careful not to get this near your optics as it could affect the protective coatings on optics.
-Please arrive independently. Denver Audubon does not encourage carpooling at this time.