The Great Backyard Bird count is is a global birdwatching event that helps scientists learn more about bird populations, habits, and range. This year it takes place from February
The Great Backyard Bird count is is a global birdwatching event that helps scientists learn more about bird populations, habits, and range. This year it takes place from February 17th-20th, and more eyes see more birds! Join Audubon Master Birders on a 2.5 hour, ~3 mile stroll through the excellent bird habitat along the South Platte River and ponds behind Denver Audubon’s Kingery Nature Center. We hope to see a wide variety of wintering birds, from waterfowl to sparrows, raptors, and maybe even eagles! Come prepared with winter layers, water bottle, appropriate footwear for mud, ice, and snow, and snacks if desired. Trails will be natural surface, mostly flat, likely muddy. We will meet in the parking lot at 11280 Waterton Rd. If coming from Wadsworth, it will be your first left after turning onto Waterton Road, in front of a sign for the Discovery Pavilion. If you pass Waterton canyon/Denver Water or cross the river, you’ve gone too far.
Trip Leader: Sarah Leavesley. Please call Sarah at 317-809-9839 if you have any questions about this bird count.
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 not accessible for those with mobility issues.
COVID Guidelines: We will follow the current guidelines for the county where the program takes place.