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 from 9am to 6:30pm and Friday from 6am to 4pm.

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

Friday, May 15

F1      6:00am-11:00am      Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo (15)
F2      7:00am-10:00am      Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (15)
F3      8:30am-11:30am      Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Bird Hike (20)
F4      1:00pm-5:00pm        Jimmy Camp Creek OS, Ethnobotany & Wildflower Hike (15)
Sem1  1:00pm-3:00pm       Live Birds of Prey, (75), FCNC
W1      3:30pm-5:00pm       Bird Photography (40), BCNC
F5      5:00pm-7:30pm        Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk (15)
F6      5:30pm-Midnight     Manitou Experimental Forest, Flammulated Owls (12)
F7      6:30pm-8:30pm        Garden of the Gods, Swifts, Falcons & Geology Walk (25)
F8      8:30pm-10:30pm      Bear Creek Regional Park, Insect Black Lighting (20)

Saturday, May 16

S1      6:00am-11:00am           Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo (15)
S2      6:00am-Noon              Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (15)
S3      6:00am-Noon                Horse Creek Ranch, Bird Hike (15)
S4      6:00am-1:00pm              Cheyenne Mtn SP, Ovenbird/Hermit Thrush Hike (15)
S5      6:00am-1:00pm             Brett Gray Ranch, Bird Hike (15)
S6      6:30am-Noon                Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (15)
S7      6:30am-Noon                Corral Bluffs, Bird Hike (10)
S8      7:00am-8:00am              Starsmore, Hummingbird Banding – Session #1 (15)
S9      7:00am-10:00am             Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (15)
S10     7:00am-11:00am           Kane Ranch Open Space, Bird Hike (15)
S11     7:30am-9:30am              Garden of the Gods, Swifts, Falcons & Geology Walk (25)
W2      8:00am-11:00am         “Deepen Your Observation Through Nature Sketching” (15), FCNC
S12     8:15am-9:15am             Starsmore, Hummingbird Banding – Session #2 (15)
Sem2   9:30am-10:30am         “Hummingbirds,” (30) Starsmore  –
                                                        Open only to S8 & S12 registrants
Sem3   10:00am-Noon              “The Origins of Birds – the Dinosaur Connection” (50), BCNC
S13      11:30am-2:00pm           Chico Basin Ranch, Lunch w/Ranch Ecology & History (30)
Sem4   2:00pm-3:30pm              Raptor Identification (50), BCNC

         Noon-2:00pm             United States Air Force Academy Falconry Team, FCNC                             

          4:00pm-7:00pm             Birds and Brews (150) – FCNC
                                                   Mile High Bug Club
                                                   PPCC Wild Things & Festival Photography
                                                   Artwork Auction
                                                   Live Music
                                                   Door prizes and more!

Sunday, May 17

Su1       6:00am-11:00am           Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk & Bird Banding Demo (15)
Su2       6:00am-11:00am           Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk (15)
Su3       6:00am-11:00am           Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (15)
Su4       6:00am-Noon                Teller County, “Protect the Peak Initiative” Bird Hike (15)
Su5       6:00am-1:00 pm            Brett Gray Ranch, Bird Hike (15)
Su6       6:30am-Noon                Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (15)
Su7       6:30am-Noon                Jimmy Camp Creek Park, Bird Hike (15)
Su8       7:00am-10:00am            Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (15)
Su9       7:00am-Noon                Kiowa Creek Ranch, Bird Hike (12)
Su10     7:00am-Noon                Venetucci Farm/Cross Creek Park, Bird Hike (15)
Su 11    8:00am-Noon                Manitou Lake Recreation Area, Montane Bird Hike (15)    
Su12     1:00pm-4:00pm           Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (10)