Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival




2018 Registration

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

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS & a FREE festival T-shirt available until April 16

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

Color Key:   Festival Event   Field Trip   Workshop   Seminar   Other Event

Friday, May 19

ID Time Trip
F1 5:30pm-Midnight Manitou Experimental Forest, Flammulated Owls
F2 6:30pm–8:30pm    Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods Geology Hike


Saturday, May 20

ID Time Trip
S1 6:00am-11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding
S2 6:00am-11:00am Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike
S3 6:00am-Noon Manitou Lake, Montane Bird Walk
S4 6:00am-Noon Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Ovenbird / Hermit Thrush Hike
S5 6:00am-1:00 pm Brett Gray Ranch Bird Walk
S6 7:00am – 8:00am Hummingbird Banding – Session 1, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
S7 7:00am-10:00am Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk
S8 7:00am-11:00am  Fountain Creek Park Spring Bird Count
S9 7:00am – 11:00am Dreamcatchers Equine Ranch
S10 7:30am – 9:30am Swifts, Falcons & Garden of the Gods Geology Hike
S11 8:15am – 9:15am Hummingbird Banding – Session 2, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
Sem1 10:00am – 11:30am  “Hummingbirds,” Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
Sem 2 10:00am – 11:30pm “The Origins of Birds – the Dinosaur Connection,” Bear Creek Nature Center
W1 9:00am – Noon Tarantulas of Colorado, Live Display, Bear Creek Nature Center
W2 10:45am – Sketching Wildlife, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
S12 11:00am – 2:00pm Chico Basin Ranch, Lunch with Ranch/Ecology Tours
S13 12:30pm – 3:30pm Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour
Sem3 2:00pm – 3:30pm Raptor Identification (75), Bear Creek Nature Center
W3 2:00pm – 4:00pm Photography with the Bird Whisperer, Fountain Creek Nature Center
  10:00am – 3:00pm North Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Festival, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
  4:00pm – 7:00pm Birds and Brews Happy Hour, Fountain Creek Nature Center. Including…

  • Nature’s Educators w/ Live Birds
  • PPCC Wild Things & Festival Photography
  • Live Music by Peppergrass
  • Vendors, Birding Gear Auction, and more!


Sunday, May 21

ID Time Trip
Su1 6:00am – 9:00am N. Cheyenne Cañon Bird Walk, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
Su2 6:00am – 11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding
Su3 6:00am – 11:00am Kiowa Creek Ranch Bird Hike
Su4 6:00am – 11:00am Aiken Canyon Preserve Bird Hike
Su5 6:00am – Noon Manitou Lake Montane Bird Hike
Su6 6:00am – Noon PLT Ranch, Teller County Bird Hike
Su7 6:00am – 1:00pm Brett Gray Ranch Bird Hike
Su8 7:00am – 10:00am Fountain Valley School Bird Hike
Su9 9:00am – 11:00am Ethnobotany & Wildflowers Hike, Aiken Canyon

Color Key:   Festival Event   Field Trip   Workshop   Seminar   Other Event