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Blackbird Friday Field Trip | Big Johnson Reservoir & Fountain Creek Nature Center

Big Johnson Reservoir and Bluestem Prairie Open Space 6254 Goldfield Dr, Colorado springs, United States

**Notice: Rescheduled to Sunday, Nov 26 due to weather.** Big Johnson is the best reservoir in the Colorado Springs area, and during migration and winter is teeming with ducks of many species, gulls, and sometimes loons and grebes. We'll scan the lake for waterfowl and raptors, and then take a short walk to look and

Join Joe LaFleur at Manitou Lake – December 2nd!

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

Manitou Lake Bird Walk Saturday, Dec. 2- 9:00-10:00 AM. North of Woodland Park on Highway 67, meet at entrance, $10 access fee per vehicle. Beat cabin fever with a bird walk around Manitou Lake led by Joe LaFleur, author of the book Mountain Birds of Teller County. In the event of a blizzard the walk will

Birds & Brews with Jessica Miller – Bear Creek East followed by Cerberus!

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

Sunday, December 10 Bear Creek East (9am) & Cerberus Brewing (11am) – We'll explore Bear Creek, the beaver ponds along it, and the meadows and scrub oak habitat within Bear Creek Regional Park East. Afterwards we'll head to Cerberus Brewing to warm up with a beer and brunch! – Bring binoculars and dress for the

Pueblo Area with Jessica Miller – Joint Aiken & Denver Field Ornithologists Trip!

Pueblo Area

This trip is offered cooperatively by the Aiken Audubon Society and the Denver Field Ornithologists. Pueblo area 12/17/2023      8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Leader: Jessica Miller   [email protected] or 706-288-8112 Trip Difficulty: Moderate Please sign up via DFO, at https://dfobirds.org/FieldTrips/UpcomingTrips.aspx Directions See trip description for meeting instructions This trip is limited to the first 15 registrations. Habitats to

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

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