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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS & a FREE festival T-shirt available until April 17

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

F1      4:00pm–7:00pm    Festival Opening Mixer & Registration – FCNC

F2      5:30pm-Midnight          Manitou Experimental Forest, Flammulated Owls
F3      6:30pm–8:30pm           Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods Geology Hike 

 

Saturday, May 20

S1        6:00am-11:00am         Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Banding Demo/Guided Bird Walk
S2        6:00am-11:00am         Aiken Canyon Preserve, Guided Bird Hike
S3        6:00am-Noon               Manitou Lake, Guided Montane Bird Walk
S4        6:00am-Noon               Cheyenne Mtn State Park, Guided Ovenbird/Hermit Thrush Hike
S5        6:00am-1:00pm           Brett Gray Ranch, Guided Bird Walk
S6        7:00am-8:00am           Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center, Hummingbird Banding – Session #1
S7        7:00am-10:00am         Fountain Valley School, Bird Tour
S8        7:00am-10:30am         Venetucci Farm Guided Bird Walk & Banding Demonstration
S9        7:30am-9:30am           Swifts, Falcons & Garden of the Gods Geology Hike
S10       8:15am-9:15am          Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center, Hummingbird Banding – Session #2
Sem1   9:30am-10:30am         Hummingbirds, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center (Only for S6 & S10)
W1      10:00am-11:00am       “What’s in Your Backyard” – BCNC
W2      10:30am-Noon             Live Insects,  Mile High Bug Club – BCNC
S11      11:00am-2:00pm         Chico Basin Ranch, BBQ Lunch with Ranch/Ecology Tours
S12      Noon-2:00pm              Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour
Sem2   Noon-1:30pm             “The Origins of Birds – The Dinosaur Connection” – BCNC
Sem3   2:00pm-4:00pm           Raptor Identification – BCNC
W3     2:00pm-4:00pm            “Getting the Best Bird Pics, Whatever Your Camera”  – FCNC
 
10:00am-3:00pm    North Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Experience, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center

 

5:30pm-8:30pm         Keynote Speaker & Art Auction – Centennial Hall

 

Sunday, May 21

Su1      6:00am-9:00am            Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center, North Cheyenne Cañon Bird Walk
Su2      6:00am-11:00am          Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Banding Demo/Guided Bird Walk
Su3      6:00am-11:00am          Aiken Canyon Preserve, Guided Bird Hike
Su4      6:00am-Noon                Manitou Lake, Guided Montane Bird Walk
Su5      7:00am-10:00am          Fountain Valley School, Bird Tour
Su6      7:00am-11:00am          Fountain Creek Regional Park, Guided Bird Walk
Su7      7:00am-11:00am          Bear Creek Regional Park, Spring Bird Count
Su8      9:00am-11:00am          Pike National Forest, Flora of the Montane Forest Discovery Hike
Sem4    9:30am-11:00am         Insect Lecture & Walk – FCNC

 

Color Key:   Festival Event   Field Trip   Workshop   Seminar   Other Event