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Colorado Springs Christmas Bird Count

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

Join us for the Colorado Springs Christmas Bird Count on December 17! The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running citizen science project in the United States and dates back to 1901. It provides valuable data about the wintering distribution and abundance of birds across the U.S. and you can help! You don't have to be

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

First of the Year Birds at Rock Ledge Ranch and Garden of the Gods

Rock Ledge Ranch 3199 Chambers Way, Colorado Springs, CO

Join us New Year's Day for a leisurely walk through Rock Ledge Ranch and lesser-visited sections of Garden of the Gods. Target species include Evening Grosbeak, American Tree Sparrow, Northern Shrike, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Cassin's Finch. We'll meet at 3199 Chambers Way at 9:00 am. No need to register in advance. We have several pairs

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

Winter Bird Count – Fountain Creek

Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain

Winter Bird Count  Saturday, January 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  All levels of birders are invited to help us observe and record the bird species in Fountain Creek Regional Park. Preregistration is required and space is limited. $5 donation per person recommended.   This event is sponsored by El Paso County Nature Centers https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/

Aiken Monthly Meeting January 2023 | Effects of Drought on Shortgrass Prairie Birds

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office 4255 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs

Effects of Drought on Breeding Populations of Shortgrass Prairie Birds on the Pueblo Chemical Depot Dr. Claire Varian-Ramos will discuss how the shortgrass prairie is threatened by anthropogenic environmental changes, including climate change. Climate models indicate increased probability of dryer summers across much of the region. Despite declining populations, shortgrass prairie birds remain understudied. Some

Jr. Bird Club – Fountain Creek Nature Center

Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain

Jr. Bird Club  Saturday, January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Nature lovers ages 8 to 15 are invited to spend time together outdoors and practice their birding skills! In this meeting we will learn about winter adaptations and survival strategies. Drop off your child for a lesson, craft, and birding walk! Prepaid registration required.

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

Live Birds of Prey

Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain

Live Birds of Prey  Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures through a live birds of prey program with Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center! The presentation includes two different birds of prey and a discussion of adaptations, predator/prey relationships, natural history, and personal stories of the

Winter Bird Festival

Winter Bird Festival January 28, 2023 10:00 AM –2:00 PM 2120 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road | Colorado Springs, CO | 80906 (719) 385-6086 Admission: Free to attend, but donations are always appreciated. Event Summary The Winter Bird Festival will be hosted at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center in North Cheyenne Cañon Park and will have many family-friendly