Festival Schedule

2019 Registration

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

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT available until April 28

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

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Friday, May 17

ID Time Trip
F1 3:00pm – 5:00pm Ethnobotany & Wildflowers Hike, Aiken Canyon Preserve:  This event is FULL
Sem1 3:00pm – 5:00pm “The Origin of Birds – the Dinosaur Connection,” Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
W1 3:30pm – 5:00pm Photographing Birds, Bear Creek Nature Center
F2 4:00pm – 6:00pm Bugwatching Walkabout with Mile High Bug Club, Fountain Creek Regional Park:  This event is FULL
F3  5:00pm – 7:30pm Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk:  This event is FULL
F4 5:30pm – Midnight Manitou Experimental Forest, Flammulated Owls:  This event is FULL
F5 6:30pm – 8:30pm Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods, Geology Hike (see S10):  This event is FULL
F6 8:30pm – 10:30pm Bug Blacklighting with Mile High Bug Club, Fountain Creek Regional Park

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Saturday, May 18

ID Time Trip
S1 6:00am – 9:30am Corral Bluffs, Bird Hike (see Su1):  This event is FULL
S2 6:00am – 11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding (see Su2):  This event is FULL
S3 6:00am – Noon Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (see Su3):  This event is FULL
S4 6:00am – Noon Horse Creek Ranch, Bird Walk:  This event is FULL
S5 6:00am – 1:00pm Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Ovenbird / Hermit Thrush Hike
S6 6:00am – 1:00pm Brett Gray Ranch, Bird Walk (see Su5):  This event is FULL
S7 6:30am – Noon Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (see Su6):  This event is FULL
S8 7:00am – 8:00am Hummingbird Banding – Session 1, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center:  This event is FULL
S9 7:00am – 10:00am Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (see Su9): This event is FULL
S10 7:30am – 9:30am Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods, Geology Hike (see F5):  This event is FULL
S11 8:15am – 9:15am Hummingbird Banding – Session 2, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center:  This event is FULL
S12 9:00am – 11:30am Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Geology Hike:  This event is FULL
Sem2 9:30am – 10:30am “Hummingbirds,” Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
S13 11:30am – 2:00pm Chico Basin Ranch, Lunch with Ranch/Ecology Tours
  Noon – 2:00pm US Air Force Academy Falconers, Fountain Creek Nature Center
W2 12:15pm – 1:30pm “Deepen Your Observation Through Nature Sketching,” Bear Creek Nature Center:  This event is FULL
S14 1:00pm – 4:00pm Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (see Su12):  This event is FULL
Sem3  2:00pm – 3:30pm Raptor Identification, Fountain Creek Nature Center (NEW LOCATION)
W3 2:00pm – 4:30pm “Bird Sounds Decoded,” Bear Creek Nature Center (NEW LOCATION):  This event is FULL
BB 4:00pm – 7:00pm Birds & Brews Happy Hour – Fountain Creek Nature Center

  • Food, Drinks, Fun!
  • Bird Sounds guides signing – Nathan Pieplow
  • Mile High Bug Club
  • PPCC Wild Things
  • Festival Artwork for Auction
  • Live Music by All In! Jazz Trio
  • Vendors, Door Prizes, and Festival Photography

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Sunday, May 19

ID Time Trip
Su1 6:00am – 9:30am Corral Bluffs, Bird Hike (see S1):  This event is FULL
Su2 6:00am – 11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding (see S2):  This event is FULL
Su3 6:00am – 11:00am Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (see S3):  This event is FULL
Su4 6:00am – Noon “Protect the Peak Initiative” Bird Hike, Teller County
Su5 6:00am – 1:00pm Brett Gray Ranch, Bird Walk (see S6):  This event is FULL
Su6 6:30am – Noon Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (see S7)
Su7 6:30am – Noon Kiowa Creek Ranch, Bird Walk:  This event is FULL
Su8 6:30am – Noon Jimmy Camp Creek Park, Bird Hike:  This event is FULL
Su9 7:00am – 10:00am Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (see S9):  This event is FULL
Su10 7:00am – Noon Venetucci Farm & Pinello Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding:  This event is FULL
Su11 8:00am – Noon Manitou Lake Recreation Area, Bird Walk:  This event is FULL
Su12 1:00pm – 4:00pm Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (see S14):  This event is FULL