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.


Here’s what’s next on the horizon:

mon22aug(aug 22)8:00 amthu01sep(sep 1)2:00 pmAudubon Community Naturalist Training - 9 Day CourseThe Denver Audubon Community Naturalist Training is a one-of-a-kind adult training program highlighting the plants, animals, and ecosystems of the Colorado Front Range.8:00 am - (september 1) 2:00 pm Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11082 Waterton Rd.Event Type :WorkshopAdmission:Paid

fri26aug7:30 am10:30 amMorning Bird Outing at Wheat Ridge Open SpaceBird for ~3 hours along Clear Creek and environs7:30 am - 10:30 am Clear Creek Trail, 4131 CO-391Event Type :Field TripAdmission:Free Event

wed31aug7:00 am9:00 amBird Outing at Walden PondsEnjoy a weekday fall migration bird outing at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.7:00 am - 9:00 am Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11082 Waterton Rd.Event Type :Field TripAdmission:Free Event



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


Do the names of birds fly over your head? Founding members and birding gurus, Hugh and Urling Kingery, teach Beginning Birdwatching starting each April and September during the spring and fall migrations. One class kicks off the program followed by six weekend explorations of metro-area parks in different bird habitats.

Because this program is so awesome, there is a waitlist to participate.

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 email about being added to the waitlist for this program.


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