Guided beginner birdwatching walk
Please call Wild Bird Umilited Denver; to reserve your spot; space is limited.
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 be able to 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.
This will be a guided beginner birdwatching walk that will introduce the basics of finding and identifying birds. Topics may include how to use 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 a variety of habitats. There is no cost for participating in this walk.
Main Reservoir – Located in Lakewood on Florida Ave. and Kipling Blvd. just west of Denver. Take Hwy. 285 west to Kipling and go north to a left turn at the Starbucks on Florida Ave.
This walk will take place on Saturday, October 9th, from 8AM to 9AM. Participants will be free to continue birding after the walk ends.
Participants will follow local, state, and federal laws to ensure a welcoming environment for other park users as well as 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 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.