Festival Schedule

We recommend you select all of your choices on this website and then visit the registration site.

Name tags and pre-ordered T-shirts must be picked up prior to your first field trip at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Pick-up times are Thursday May 12th from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Friday the 13th from 6:00am to 4:00pm.

Field trips meet at various locations. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for an on-time departure.

View Field Trip and Activity Descriptions

Color Key:   Festival Event   Field Trip   Workshop   Seminar

Thursday, May 12

Th1   2:30p-5:00p        FULL Adams Open Space, Bird Walk (15)
Sem1  6:00p-6:30p      “Birds of the Pikes Peak Region” (100) – Virtual

Friday, May 13

F1      6:00a-11:00a      FULL Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo (8) 
F2      7:00a-10:00a      FULL Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (15) 
F3      7:00a-10:00a      FULL Adams Open Space, Bird Hike (15)
F4      7:00a-11:00a      FULL Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (15)
F5      7:30a-11:00a      FULL Kane Ranch Open Space, Bird Walk (12) 
F6      7:00a-11:00a      FULL Mueller State Park, Bird Hike (6/12) 
F7      8:30a-11:30a      FULL Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Bird Hike (15) 
F8      9:00a-11:00a      FULL Cheyenne Mtn State Park, Foothills Flowers Hike (6/15)
F9      10:00a-Noon      Native Fish ID & Sampling Techniques (6/12)
F10   10:00a-Noon      Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bug Watching Walkabout (15) 
Sem2  1:00p-2:00p     “The 2020 Bird Die-off: Impacts Seen from CO Banding Stations (100) – Virtual       
Sem3  1:00p-3:00p     Live Birds of Prey, FCNC (60) 
Sem4  1:00p-2:00p     “Feeding  is for the Birds”, Wild Birds Unlimited Store (20)
Sem5  3:30p-5:00p     Gardening for the Birds (100) – Virtual

W1    3:30p-5:00p       Bird Photography, FCNC (40) 
F11    5:00p-7:00p      FULL Garden of the Gods, Bird Walk (15) 
F12    5:00p-7:30p      FULL Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk (15) 
F13 5:00p-Midnight  FULL BCNC/Manitou Exp Forest, Flammulated Owls (12)
F14   6:00p-8:00p      FULL Garden of the Gods, Swifts, Falcons & Geology Walk (15) 
F15   8:00p-10:00p    Bear Creek Regional Park, Insect Black Lighting (15)  

Saturday, May 14

S1      6:00a-11:00a      FULL Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo (15) 
S2      6:00a-Noon         FULL  Horse Creek Ranch, Bird Hike (10) 
S3      6:00a-1:00p        FULL Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Ovenbird/Hermit Thrush Hike (10)
S4      6:00a-1:00p        FULL Brett Gray Ranch, Bird Hike (10) 
Sem6 6:30a-7:30a      FULL Hummingbird Banding, Starsmore V&NC – Session #1 (10)
S5      6:30a-11:30a    FULL Hanna Ranch, Bird Hike (12) 
S6      6:30a-Noon        FULL Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (15)
S7      6:30a-Noon        FULL Corral Bluffs Open Space, Bird Hike (15)      
S8      7:00a-10:00a     Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (15)
S9      7:00a-10:00a     Adams Open Space, Bird Walk (12)
S10    7:30a-11:00a    FULL Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (10)
Sem7 7:45a-8:45a      FULL Hummingbird Banding, Starsmore V&NC – Session #2 (10) 
S11   8:00a-11:00a    FULL Manitou Lake, Bird Hike (15)
S12   8:30a-10:30a    FULL Garden of the Gods, Swifts, Falcons & Geology Walk (15)

S13   8:30a-11:30a     Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk (15) 
Sem8 9:00a-10:00a  “Hummingbirds”, Starsmore V&NC – Only Sem6 & Sem7 registrants (20) 
S14    11:30a-2:00p    Chico Basin Ranch, Lunch w/Ranch Ecology & History (30)
Sem9  1:00p-2:00p    “The  2020 Bird Die-off: Impacts Seen from CO Banding Stations (100) – Virtual
W2     1:00p-2:30p      “eBird – A Tool for All Birders From Beginners to Experts”, FCNC (60)
W3      1:00a-2:30p     “Scratch Your Way Into Art”, BCNC (10) 
S15   1:00p-4:00p      FULL Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (10) 

Sem10 3:00p-4:30p  FULL Raptor Identification, FCNC (60)
Sem11 3:00p-4:30p   Watchable Wildlife (100) – Virtual
                                      

5:00pm-7:00pm            Birds and Brews (130) – Bear Creek Regional Park Pavilions
                                                 Mile High Bug Club
                                                 PPCC Wild Things 
                                                 Festival Artwork Auction
                                                 Live Music
                                                 Door prizes and more!

Sunday, May 15

Su1       6:00a-11:00a      FULL Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo (15)
Su2       6:00a-1:00p        FULL Brett Gray Ranch, Bird Hike (10) 
Su3       6:30a-11:00a      FULL Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (15) 
Su4       6:30a-11:00a      FULL Glen Eyrie, Bird Walk (10)
Su5       6:30a-Noon        FULL Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (15) 
Su6       6:30a-Noon        FULL Jimmy Camp Creek Open Space, Bird Hike (15)
Su7       7:00a-10:00a    FULL Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (15) 

Su8       7:00a-11:00a      FULL Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk (15) 
Su9       7:00a-Noon        FULL Venetucci Farm/Cross Creek Park, Bird Hike (10) 
Su10    7:00a-Noon        FULL Kiowa Creek Ranch, Bird Hike (10) * Tentative

Su11    8:00a-Noon        FULL Manitou Lake Recreation Area, Montane Bird Hike (15)    
Su12    1:00p-4:00p        FULL Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (10) 
Sem12 1:00p-2:30p       Green Big Year/Joe Roller Memorial (100) – Virtual