Be sure to see the “Go Birding” page for information on meeting locations, what to bring, and other helpful hints.
Cancellation policy: Field trip leaders will make the decision and notify participants. We will also post the decision on this page.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to see field trips offered by other organizations!
Friday, August 9, 6 am – late afternoon
Mount Evans Photo Trip
This all-day trip up Mt. Evans is especially designed for photographers. We’ll be looking for White-tailed Ptarmigan with young, along with other high altitude birds. Other wildlife typically present include yellow-bellied marmots, pikas, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. There are also abundant wildflowers, especially at the Mt. Goliath Botanic Gardens and at Summit Lake. The parking lot at the top is at 14,130 feet, making this the highest paved road in North America. There is a $10 toll per vehicle unless someone in the car has a federal parks pass.
Along with your camera gear, be sure to pack a lunch and snacks, water, and sun protection, and wear layers so you’re prepared in case of rapidly changing weather. Meet at the Woodmen Park ’n Ride. Contact trip leader Debbie Barnes-Shankster, [email protected], for details, and to sign up.
Sunday, September 8, 7:30 – 10:30 am
Fountain Valley School
Join trip leaders Mel Goff and Jim Mariner for a morning birding at Fountain Valley School. The campus offers a variety of habitats, including grassy fields, hedgerows, trees, and marshy area with an adjacent riparian corridor.
Other trips are being planned; check back often!
Would you like to lead a field trip? No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a friendly attitude. Contact Diana Beatty, [email protected], for more information on volunteering to lead a trip for Aiken Audubon.
Pueblo’s Arkansas Valley Audubon Society welcomes us on their trips. Check their website for the latest information.