Adult Adventures

Adult Adventures

Our adult experiences are designed to share the joy that birds bring while showing you how birds help form healthy ecosystems.



Most of these are free

Audubon Master Birders, community naturalists, and other expert birders active in our organization host free field trips in parks and green spaces all over Denver. Each trip is unique and affords opportunities to see many types of birds. Check our calendar for upcoming field trips.



Beginning Bird Watching


Embark on a birdwatching journey with Denver Audubon’s Beginning Birdwatching Course, led by Audubon Master Birder and Board President, Curt Frankenfeld. Starting each April and September to coincide with the spring and fall migrations, this course offers two virtual sessions followed by four field trips to prime birding areas across the front range. Gain insights into the fascinating world of birds, learn to identify various species, and immerse yourself in their natural habitats under expert guidance.

Registration opens a month prior, so keep an eye on our events for availability or email us to join our ‘interest list’ and be the first to know.

south Larkspur Deb Beckwith


Want to take a deeper dive into birds? This learning series covers a variety of bird families and species and are offered almost every month throughout the year. Each are designed with class time followed by an outing to put your new knowledge to the test. Take one, take them all, it’s up to you.

Master Birders


Develop your bird brain in this year-long, intensive study of Colorado’s birds and habitats. The mission of the program is to develop field ornithologists who understand bird identification, behavior, habitat, and conservation. We seek those who desire to share their learning through an ongoing commitment to Denver Audubon and the Colorado birding community.

Community Naturalist Training


We are the only Denver-metro organization to offer over 100 hours of combined in-class and field naturalist training. Classes are taught by field experts on a variety of topics including ecosystems, ecology, meteorology, geology, plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, bird and raptor identification, mammals, nature journaling, nature mentoring, and guide techniques. Click the button below to get added to our mailing list and be the first to know about our upcoming Naturalist Trainings.


South Larkspur Deb Beckwith

Denver Audubon partners with two travel companies, Reefs to Rockies and Partners in International Birding, to offer one-of-a-kind domestic and international travel opportunities. These trips focus on visiting natural habitats where unique bird species thrive.




Community Outreach Programs

Community outreach programs are when we come to you. We offer educational programs on birding, creating backyard wildlife habitat, native gardening for birds and pollinators, and a variety of other science topics. See a list of topics.


Private Group Trips

If you’re interested in receiving a private bird walk for a group of between 10 and 20 people, either at the Denver Audubon Nature Center or a Denver-area park, please request by clicking the button below.

Please allow five business days for us to respond to your request. We apologize in advance for being unable to accommodate all requests.

Classroom Outreach Programs (60 to 90 minutes)

  • Beginning Birdwatching
  • Backyard Birds: Learn to Identify Birds and Build Habitat
  • Wildscaping 101: Native Plants for Birds
  • The Great Migration: Birds on the Move (Spring or Fall)
  • Wildlife of Winter: Bird Feeders and Seed Eaters
  • Living Bird-Friendly: Simple Actions to Help Birds
  • Climate & Bird Science: Bringing Birds Back
  • Be Wooed by Woodpeckers
  • Hummingbirds of the Front Range
  • Curious Corvids: Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
  • Hunters on the Wing: Beneficial Bats and Swooping Swallows
  • The Power of Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Bees
  • Art with Audubon: Nature and Field Journaling for Adults
  • Birds of a Feather: Exploring birds through Art, Music, and Poetry

Outdoor Field Trips (2 to 3 hours)

  • Beginning Birdwatching
  • Ducks of Denver