Guided beginner birdwatching walk

Please Call Wild Birds Unlimited Denver; to reserve your spot; space is limited.

(303) 987-1065

Who:

Ben is an environmental educator who has led nature programming in Maine, California, and Minnesota. He became an amateur birder while attending college for wildlife management in 2012. For the last year, he has been exploring Jefferson and Denver counties, building an understanding of Front Range birdlife. His goal for this walk is to expand the birding community by introducing folks to the nature accessible in their communities. Shrikes are his favorite bird seen at Bear Creek Park.
This guided walk will be open to ALL AGES but will be focused on beginner birdwatchers. There is no required gear or equipment necessary to participate. The number of participants is capped at 10 people, and registration is required with the store. Please do not bring extra folks who did not register; we will not accommodate a larger group. To ensure that participants feel comfortable and focus on the birdwatching, we ask that dogs NOT be brought on the walk.


What:

This will be a guided beginner birdwatching walk that will introduce the basics of finding and identifying birds. Topics may include using optics, where to look and listen for birds, and birding etiquette. In addition, participants will see and hear some common migratory and resident Colorado birds in various habitats. There is no cost for participating in this walk.

Next month’s Wild Birds Unlimited Bird Walk will be on Saturday, May 14th with two different options! You can attend the 6:00am walk at Hines Lake AND/OR 8:00am at Harriman Lake Park. Please call or email the store to let us know if you’re interested in either or both walks.

Hines Lake Location

Harriman Lake Location

The walk next month falls on Global Big Day; a massive citizen science effort to document as many birds as possible in a single 24-hour snapshot worldwide. Global Big Day last year involved 51,800 participants spanning 192 countries and recorded 7,234 bird species. Our birdwatching on May 14th will contribute to the data and help conservation and science through the Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
More information about Global Big Day: https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-2022

How: 

Participants will follow local, state, and federal laws to ensure a welcoming environment for other park users and the wildlife. 
Sturdy shoes and dressing in layers for the weather are strongly encouraged. Optional gear includes binoculars (recommended but not required), a camera, field guide, field journal and pen, a small backpack, and a water bottle. Expect to be active and moving for about an hour and up to a mile in the distance. The group will move at a pace that will keep everyone together. The guide will not provide gear to borrow but will share field guides as much as possible.

 

This will be a guided beginner birdwatching walk that will introduce the basics of finding and identifying birds. Topics may include using optics, where to look and listen for birds, and birding etiquette. In addition, participants will see and hear some common migratory and resident Colorado birds in various habitats. There is no cost for participating in this walk.



Please call Wild Bird Unlimited Denver; to reserve your spot; space is limited.
(303) 848-2432