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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.

Link to Field Trip & 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
W1 3:30pm – 5:00pm Photographing Birds, Bear Creek Nature Center
F2 4:00pm – 6:00pm Bugwatching Walkabout with Mile High Bird Club, Fountain Creek Regional Park,
F3 5:00pm – 7:30pm Fountain Creek Regional Park, Bird Walk
F4 5:30pm – Midnight Manitou Experimental Forest, Flammulated Owls
F5 6:30pm – 8:30pm Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods, Geology Hike (see S10)
Sem1 6:00pm – 7:30pm “The Origins of Birds—the Dinosaur Connection,” Bear Creek Nature Center
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)
S2 6:00am – 11:00am Chico Basin Ranch, Bird Walk/Banding (see Su2)
S3 6:00am – Noon Aiken Canyon Preserve, Bird Hike (see Su3)
S4 6:00am – Noon Horse Creek Ranch, Bird Walk
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)
S7 6:30am – Noon Clear Spring Ranch, Bird Walk (see Su6)
S8 7:00am – 8:00am Hummingbird Banding – Session 1, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
S9 7:00am – 10:00am Fountain Valley School, Bird Walk (see Su9)
S10 7:30am – 9:30am Swifts, Falcons, & Garden of the Gods, Geology Hike (see F5)
S11 8:15am – 9:15am Hummingbird Banding – Session 2, Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
S12 9:00am – 11:30am Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Geology Hike
Sem2 9:30am – 10:30am “Hummingbirds,” Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
S13 11:30am – 2:00pm Chico Basin Ranch, Lunch with Ranch/Ecology Tours
W2 12:15pm – 1:30pm “Deepen Your Observation Through Nature Sketching,” Bear Creek Nature Center
S14 1:00pm – 4:00pm Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, “Behind the Scenes” Bird Tour (see Su12)
Sem3 2:00pm – 3:30pm Raptor Identification, Bear Creek Nature Center
W3 2:00pm – 4:30pm “Bird Sounds Decoded,” Fountain Creek Nature Center
Noon – 2:00pm
US Air Force Academy Falconers, Fountain Creek Nature Center
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 Photography
  • Festival Artwork for Auction
  • Live Music
  • Vendors, Door Prizes, and more!

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Sunday, May 19

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

 

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