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Walk the Wetlands

sun02apr8:00 amsun11:30 pmWalk 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 pm(GMT-11:00) 11280 Waterton Rd.Event Type Field TripAdmissionFree Event

Green-tailed Towhee by Bill Schreitz

Time

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

Location

Denver Audubon Nature Center

11280 Waterton Rd.

Event Details

The Walk the Wetlands event 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 3 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. Green-tailed Towhee, Bushtits, and a Marsh Wren have all been seen near the Nature Center recently this year, 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.
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)

The walk is led by Audubon Master Birders.

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

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