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Stratton Open Space with Mary Rudolph – January 4, 2024!

Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd., Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Join Aiken and Mary Rudolph on January 4, 2024 at 930a!  Plan to meet at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center (2120 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) and we'll walk the Stratton Open Space.  Difficulty is easy to medium, mostly flat terrain with some hilly sections. Bring your binoculars and dress for the

Birds & Brews with Jessica Miller – Prospect Lake followed by Mash Mechanix

Prospect Lake South Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Sunday, January 7 Prospect Lake (2pm) & Mash Mechanix (4pm) – 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 Mash Mechanix. – Difficulty: Easy. We will be on

Ducks & Donuts with Tally Kerr & DFO | January 28

Pueblo Area

Join us for the second of four, in a new series of winter bird walks focusing on winter waterfowl. This series focuses on helping developing birders learn how to identify winter waterfowl, but all levels of expertise are welcome. If you're a developing birder, please join us. This will be a great opportunity to learn

Manitou Lake Bird Walk led by Joe LaFleur – February 10

Manitou Lake CO-67 CO-67, Colorado Springs, United States

A note from Joe (2/8/24): Forecast is showing light snow from Friday thru Sat. AM, about 4 inches total, also cold, in the 20s, however one good thing it won't be windy. I will be there regardless! Manitou Lake Bird Walk Saturday, February 10 9:00-10:00 AM Guided Bird Walk at Manitou Lake north of Woodland

Birds & Brew with Jessica Miller – Pueblo Reservoir and Valco Ponds!

Pueblo Area

Sunday, February 18 Pueblo Reservoir and Valco Ponds (9am) & Reservoir Brewing (1pm) – Let's peruse the ponds along the Arkansas River and Pueblo Reservoir for a variety of waterfowl, gulls, and resident birds. Afterwards we'll head to Reservoir Brewing to toast our excellent bird list! – Bring binoculars and dress for the Pueblo forecast.

Rosy-Finch Trip with Debbie Barnes – Changed to Feb 25, 7a meet

Safeway 3275 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Rosy-Finch Trip We will drive up into the mountains to look for wandering flocks of Rosy-finches along with other wintering/resident mountain birds at feeders around Goldfield and Victor, possibly Cripple Creek if needed. Feb 25th 7am-1pm Meet at Safeway 3275 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 back of parking lot against HWY24 see red

Birds & Brews- Ute Valley Park followed by Trinity Brewing

Ute Valley Park 5465 7 Oaks Dr,, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 , CO, United States

Sunday, March 17 Ute Valley Park (9am) & Trinity Brewing (12pm) - We'll enjoy cool rock formations and great views as we search the woodlands and meadows of Ute Valley Park for birds like Cassin's Finches, Bluebirds, Townsend's Solitaires, and Nuthatches. - This will be a moderate hike - we may walk three or so

Aiken Canyon with Collin Hildreth – Sunday – March 24, 2024 at 8a

Aiken Canyon 3350 Turkey Canon Ranch Rd, Colorado Springs, CO

Join Aiken and Collin Hildreth at Aiken Canyon for an approximately 3-4 hour walk on Sunday, March 24th.  Meet in the parking lot, map below. Named after ornithologist, Dr. Charles Aiken, this is a great destination for birders. Over 100 species have been seen here. Located 16 miles south of Colorado Springs, these 1,621-acres are

Manitou Lake Bird Walk with Joe LaFleur!

Manitou Lake CO-67 CO-67, Colorado Springs, United States

Saturday, March 30 9:00-10:00 AM- Manitou Lake Bird Walk. Meet at park entrance, $10 per vehicle. Manitou Lake is one of the best birding spots in Teller County. The park features a boardwalk through the wetlands on the south side of the lake. Walk led by Joe LaFleur, author of the book Mountain Birds of

Joint Trip with DFO – Clear Spring Ranch April 6th – go to DFOBirds.org to register!

Clear Spring Ranch Loren Lane, Fountain, CO, United States

Registration opens 3/16 at 12p! Clear Spring Ranch Regional Park (El Paso County) 4/6/2024      7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Leader: Megan Miller   [email protected] or 7207759710 Trip Difficulty: Moderate Directions Clear Spring Ranch is located at exit 123 on I-25. Go west and follow a dirt road across train tracks and turn left in a large dirt road

Manitou Lake Bird Walk with Joe LaFleur!

Manitou Lake CO-67 CO-67, Colorado Springs, United States

Saturday, April 13 9:00-10:00 AM- Manitou Lake Bird Walk Join wildlife biologist and author Joe LaFleur for a bird walk at Manitou Lake, one of the best birding spots in Teller County. The park features a boardwalk through the wetlands on the south side of the lake. Access fee is $10 per vehicle. ​For more

Joint Trip with DFO – Clear Spring Ranch April 20th – go to DFOBirds.org to register!

Clear Spring Ranch Loren Lane, Fountain, CO, United States

Joint Trip with DFO – Clear Spring Ranch April 20th – go to DFOBirds.org to register! April 20 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm Clear Spring Ranch Regional Park (El Paso County) 4/20/2024      7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Leader: Megan Miller   [email protected] or 7207759710 Trip Difficulty: Moderate Directions Clear Spring Ranch is located at exit 123 on I-25. Go west

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