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Rock Ledge Ranch with Kip Miller

Rock Ledge Ranch 3199 Chambers Way, Colorado Springs, CO

Rock Ledge Ranch Weekday Birding: Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.  Located adjacent to Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Rock Ledge Ranch can be a surprisingly good location for observing migrant songbirds during spring and fall migrations. Today we’ll spend a few hours slowly working around the grounds checking the wooded areas, as

Lake Pueblo State Park with Kip Miller

Lake Pueblo State Park (Visitor Center) 601-633 Pueblo Reservoir Rd, Pueblo, CO

Lake Pueblo State Park: Saturday, October 15, 8:30 am – 3:00 p.m. Join us for this Aiken Audubon fall outing to Lake Pueblo State Park. Waterbirds will certainly be a major focus – we’ll scan for loons, ducks, grebes, gulls and more from the lake’s best vantage points – but we’ll also be alert for

Birds & Brews – Bear Creek Nature Center & OCC Brewing

Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, October 16 Bear Creek Nature Center (8am) followed by OCC Brewing (10:30am) - Explore the riparian creek bottom, scrub oak woodlands, and open meadows of Bear Creek Nature Center's Nature Trail. We'll also see who's coming to the bird feeders. Afterwards we'll head over to OCC Brewing for a variety of libations (Peregrine Pale Ale,

Clear Springs Ranch with Kip Miller

Clear Spring Ranch Loren Lane, Fountain, CO

Clear Spring Ranch Birding: Tuesday, October 25, 8:30 a.m. Join us for a late October morning exploring this county-managed, 970-acre park along Fountain Creek for both migrant and wintering birds. In addition to the riparian forest, the park hosts extensive grasslands, where sparrows, raptors, and other species can be found. Total walking distance may be

Lake Pueblo State Park with Kip Miller

Lake Pueblo State Park (Visitor Center) 601-633 Pueblo Reservoir Rd, Pueblo, CO

Lake Pueblo State Park: Saturday, November 12, 8:30 am – 3:00 p.m. Join us for this Aiken Audubon fall outing to Lake Pueblo State Park. Waterbirds will certainly be a major focus – we’ll scan for loons, ducks, grebes, gulls and more from the lake’s best vantage points – but we’ll also be alert for

Birds & Brews – Sondermann Park and Cerberus Brewing Company

Sondermann Park 740 W Carmamillo St, Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, November 20 Sondermann Park (9am)  followed by Cerberus Brewing Company (11am) - We'll wind through creek-side trails and check out the scrub-oak meadows of this small-but-mighty west-side park.The walking here is relatively flat and easy. Afterwards we'll head down to Cerberus Brewing Co. to enjoy drinks and snacks in the heated outdoor tent. - Meet

Fountain Creek Christmas Bird Count – December 14, 2022 – Now FULL!

Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain

Fountain Creek Christmas Bird Count on 12/14!  Diana Beatty is coordinating the bird count and will need a few participants to assist.  Reach out to Diana ([email protected]) toward the end of November / start of December to work out area assignments.  There are a lot of private land count areas that will be coordinated.

Birds & Brews – Quail Lake & Urban Animal!

Quail Lake Park Corner of E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd and Quail Lake Rd.

Sunday, December 18 Quail Lake (10am)  followed by Urban Animal (12pm) - Quail Lake is a 22 acre reservoir on the southwest side of town used primarily for recreation like fishing and paddle boarding, but anywhere with this much water should be birded. We'll look for the usual winter suspects plus gulls and waterfowl. We

Christmas Eve Nature Walk – Fountain Creek

Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain

Join Diana Beatty and Aiken Audubon for a Christmas Eve Nature Walk - December 24, 2022, 9a-12n! Fountain Creek Nature Center offers a look into the marsh wildlife area with a variety of discovery experiences.  Easy walking trails are throughout, binoculars are available with advanced notice.  No reservations required.  Please arrive at the Fountain Creek

Fountain Creek (Kohl’s to Mule Farm)

Fountain Creek from Kohl's to Mule Farm 2725 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO

Join Aiken & Cinnamon Bergeron on a walk along Fountain Creek - Kohl's parking lot to Mule Farm.  We'll meet in the Kohl's parking lot toward the pond. There is a mix of woodland, wetland, meadow, and pond habitats along Fountain Creek, which are great all year for birding. - Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. We will be

Birds & Brews – Prospect Lake and Local Relic

Prospect Lake 715 Prospect Lake Dr., Colorado Springs 715 Prospect Lake Dr, Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, January 22 Prospect Lake at Memorial Park (9am) followed by Local Relic (11am) - Prospect Lake is an urban recreational site, but this large body of water is a magnet for waterfowl and gulls in the winter. Who knows what may pop up here! Afterwards we'll pop over to Local Relic, just a couple

Bear Creek East With Cinnamon Bergeron! January 28!

Bear Creek Regional Park - East 2002 Creek Crossing, Colorado Springs, CO

Join Aiken & Cinnamon Bergeron on a walk at Bear Creek East, Saturday -January 28 at 9a – meet by the Garden Plot parking lot. Bear Creek East's trails are through rolling foothills and along the creek, which are great for all-season birding. – Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. We will be on slightly rolling terrain. – Bring