Be sure to see the “Go Birding” page for information on meeting locations, what to bring, and other helpful hints.

Cancellation policy: Field trip leaders will make the decision and notify participants. We will also post the decision on this page.

Be sure to scroll all the way down to see field trips offered by other organizations!

Saturday, March 2, 8 am – late afternoon
Guanella Pass Ptarmigan

12_White-tailed Ptarmigan NDebbie Barnes-Shankster is leading this snowshoe expedition in search of Ptarmigan in their snowy white winter plumage. Be prepared for a 2-mile trek up the mountain (at high altitude) to where the birds prefer to hang out. (At least the trip back is downhill!)

Meet at the Park N Ride in Monument to carpool. Bring layered clothing, water, and food. Snowshoes can be rented at REI, or in Idaho Springs at one of the ski shops. If you rent in Idaho Springs, plan to depart 30 minutes ahead of schedule, then arrange to meet the rest of the group at the Georgetown parking lot on the road up Guanella Pass.

Contact Debbie at with questions and to sign up. Trip limited to ten participants.

Saturday, March 9, 6 am – 5pm
Pueblo Nature Center & Reservoir

David Tønnessen will lead this trip to Pueblo Nature Center and Pueblo Reservoir. And anywhere David goes, rare birds seem to pop up too!

Meet at the 6520 S Academy Safeway to carpool. Drivers with state parks passes desired, or be prepared for a chip-in to buy a day pass. Limited to 9 participants. This is a full-day trip, with planned departure from Pueblo between 3 and 5 pm. Contact David at with any questions and to reserve your spot.

Other trips are being planned; check back often!

Would you like to lead a field trip? No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a friendly attitude. Contact Diana Beatty,, for more information on volunteering to lead a trip for Aiken Audubon.

More Trips

The Mile High Bug Club also hosts numerous field trips and cordially invites Audubon folks to join them. For information, visit their Facebook page, or contact Eric Eaton at

Pueblo’s Arkansas Valley Audubon Society welcomes us on their trips. Check their website for the latest information.

Denver Field Ornithologists also sponsors many field trips each month. Check the right-hand bar on their website’s home page for a month-by-month listing.