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Young Birders Club field trip at Waterton Canyon

sun19mar8:00 amsun10:30 amYoung Birders Club field trip at Waterton CanyonJoin the Young Birders Club for a 2.5 hour bird walk at Waterton Canyon.

Event Details

For Young Birders and their families, join Master Birder Angela in search of anyone with feathers along the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon. We will continue to work on identification skills including spotting (where to look and why), descriptions (of where birds are and their physical details), and listening to calls and songs to help identify them by ear. Depending on the weather, we may see some early migrants. Each time we practice, we get better! Come prepared with binoculars for everyone in your family, water, snacks, sun protection, warm clothing layers, and hiking boots. We will travel along the wide, flat, and gravel walkway (which is a maintenance road) for approximately 2 easy miles. Meet outside the Nature Center ready to go promptly by 8 a.m., where we will walk to the Canyon from there and back by 10:30 a.m. Recommended for young birders ages 7 to 15 with their families. You must register each adult and child. If you might drop off your teenager with the leaders for this trip, please make sure you email this information ahead of time and check in with them before the program begins with your child. More details to come for registered participants in an email a few days before the day of the trip.

Note: After this, continue with us for something new: Learn and play the bird-based strategy game, "Wingspan" developed by a birder, inside the Denver Audubon Nature Center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (separate registration; ages 10+ recommended). Bring your lunch or snacks and beverage. Here's a family review of the game (may need to copy and paste this into your web browser):

Trip Leader: Angela Trnka.

Meeting Place: Denver Audubon Nature Center, 1180 Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125.

Please Note: If you have registered and no longer can attend the walk, please contact the Denver Audubon Office (Rhonda Shank 303-973-9530) as soon as possible. 

  •  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 accessible for those with mobility issues.

COVID Guidelines: We will follow the current guidelines for the county where the program takes place.

Photo credit: Angela Trnka.


March 19, 2023 8:00 am - 10:30 am(GMT-11:00)


Denver Audubon Nature Center

11280 Waterton Rd.

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