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Festival Schedule

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.

Link to Field Trip & Activity Descriptions

Color Key:   Festival Event   Field Trip   Workshop   Seminar   Other Event

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Friday, May 11

ID Time Trip
F1 5:30pm – Midnight Manitou Experimental Forest, Flammulated Owls (This event is FULL)
F2 6:30pm – 8:30pm      Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods Geology Hike (see S8) (This event is FULL)

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Saturday, May 12

 

ID Time Trip
S1 6:00am – 11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding (see Su2)
S2 6:00am – 11:00am Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (see Su3)  (This Event is FULL)
S3 6:00am – 1:00pm Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Ovenbird / Hermit Thrush Hike
S4 6:00am – 1:00pm Brett Gray Ranch Bird Walk (see Su5) (This Event is FULL)
S5 7:00am – 8:00am Hummingbird Banding – Session 1, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center (This Event is FULL)
S6 7:00am – 10:00am Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (see Su7)
S7 7:00am – 11:00am Fountain Creek Park Spring Bird Count
S8 7:30am – 9:30am Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods Geology Hike (see F2)
S9 8:00am – Noon Manitou Lake, Montane Bird Walk (This event is FULL)
S10 8:15am – 9:15am Hummingbird Banding – Session 2, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
W1 9:00am – Noon Tarantulas of Colorado, Live Display, Bear Creek Nature Center
Sem1 9:30am – 10:30am “Hummingbirds,” Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
Sem2 10:00am – 11:30am “The Origins of Birds—the Dinosaur Connection,” Bear Creek Nature Center
S11 11:00am – 2:00pm Chico Basin Ranch, Lunch with Ranch/Ecology Tours
S12 12:30pm – 3:30pm Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (This event is FULL)
Sem3 2:00pm – 3:30pm Raptor Identification, Bear Creek Nature Center
W2 2:00pm – 4:00pm Photographing Birds, Fountain Creek Nature Center
10:00am – 3:00pm North Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Festival, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
Noon – 2:00pm
US Air Force Academy Falconers, Fountain Creek Nature Center
4:00pm – 7:00pm Birds & Brews Happy Hour – Fountain Creek Nature Center

  • Food, Drinks, Fun!
  • Nature’s Educators with Live Birds
  • PPCC Wild Things & Festival Photograph
  • Artist Jean Pierre DeBernay
  • Live Music by Peppergrass
  • Vendors, Door prizes, and more!

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Sunday, May 13

ID Time Trip
Su1 6:00am – 10:00am North Cheyenne Cañon Bird Walk, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
Su2 6:00am – 11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding
Su3 6:00am – 11:00am Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (see S2)
Su4 6:00am – Noon “Protect the Peak Initiative” Bird Hike, Teller County
Su5 6:00am – 1:00pm Brett Gray Ranch Bird Walk (This event is FULL)
Su6 6:30am – Noon Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (This event is FULL)
Su7 6:30am – Noon Kiowa Creek Ranch Bird Walk (This event is FULL)
Su8 7:00am – 10:00am Fountain Valley School Bird Walk (see S6)  (This event is FULL)
Su9 9:00am – 11:00am Ethnobotany & Wildflower Hike at Aiken Canyon Preserve  (This event is FULL)