CURRENT FIELD TRIPS

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!


Field trips have resumed! Social distancing and masking requirements are in place.

We recently acquired several pairs of binoculars we are now loaning out on our walks. Please let your trip leader know if you need to borrow a pair so we can make appropriate arrangements. 


Kiowa Creek Ranch & Sanctuary  – Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 7:30 AM 

This trip will offer an opportunity to access Audubon Rockies’ Kiowa Creek Ranch and Sanctuary in Black Forest, in northern El Paso County. The sanctuary, which partners with Corner Post
 Meats, hosts 1,500 acres of native grassland meadows and Ponderosa pine forest, along with several ponds. Part of the forest burned in the 2013 Black Forest Fire, but has shown remarkable recovery, adding to the site’s diversity. We’ll hope to enjoy a nice mix of grassland, montane and wetland species during our full morning on the ranch.
Kip Miller will lead this outing and registration will be limited to 10. To register, contact Kip at [email protected]. We will meet at the ranch and directions will be provided to all registrants.

Mueller State Park – Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:30 AM 

Join Debbie Barnes at Mueller State Park on Saturday, July 10 for birds, mammals, and bugs. We will be hiking about 5 miles, in some steep terrain so if unsure of footing, bring hiking poles. Photography will be part of the trip but no tripods as we will be moving. Meet at the Mueller State Park Visitor Center at 6:30am. Make sure to have water, lunch, snacks. Sunscreen and rain gear always helpful. Every vehicle will require a State Parks pass, $9, which can be purchased with cash at the parking spot to the right and behind the entrance station if you don’t have a annual pass on your vehicle. Email Debbie Barnes to register ([email protected]).

 


Fountain Creek Nature Center – Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 7:30 AM

Join Diana Beatty for a relaxed Saturday morning, July 17 as we explore the paved trails that carve through ponds, marshes, and along Fountain Creek at this park south of Colorado Springs. This is a good time of year to see recent fledglings and see other resident breeding birds that make their summer homes along Fountain Creek. We will meet at the nature center parking lot at 7:30 am to bird for 3-4 hours. Please come prepared with water, snacks, and binoculars. We recently acquired several pairs of binoculars we are now loaning out on our walks. Let your trip leader know if you need to borrow a pair so we can make appropriate arrangements. Email Diana Beatty ([email protected]) to register.


Would you like to lead a field trip? No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a friendly attitude. Contact Heidi Eaton, [email protected] for more information on volunteering to lead a trip for Aiken Audubon.

More Options

The Mile High Bug Club also hosts numerous field trips and cordially invites Audubon folks to join them. For information, visit their Facebook page, or contact Eric Eaton at [email protected].

Pueblo’s Arkansas Valley Audubon Society welcomes us on their trips. Check their website for the latest information.

Denver Field Ornithologists also sponsors many field trips each month. Check the right-hand bar on their website’s home page for a month-by-month listing.
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