$15 – $30

Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival 2019

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El Paso County

CO 80906

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PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO VIEW COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS - www.pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org


This year’s festival promises to be a special event! Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises. El Paso County, situated near the southern end of the Front Range, where the short grass prairies rise to meet the majestic summit of Pikes Peak, has much to offer.

Look over the website for festival information, registration, speaker bios, and field trip descriptions to help you decide how to spend your weekend in and around the Pikes Peak Region. There are events for everyone. We hope you will join us in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 17 – 19, 2019 for dynamic birding field trips and appealing seminars and workshops.

FAQs

  • What if I need to cancel? Cancellations and Refunds: Please don’t—we want you to join us! But if you must cancel, please be aware that no refunds will be given.
  • I’m flying to Colorado. Will I need to rent a car? Yes. You’ll need to get to your lodging and restaurants, plus the various festival venues and field trips, some of which leave early in the morning.
  • What should I pack? Be prepared with layers of clothing, a warm jacket, rain gear, scarf & gloves, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, binoculars (and scope if you have one), and perhaps a field guide. A day pack is helpful, and don’t forget snacks and water.
  • Are meals provided? No, the Bird & Brews happy hour on Saturday night will have light hor d’oeuvres and drinks. Participants are responsible for all of their own meals. Most trips end by noon, and for all-day trips, a number of local restaurants sell carry-out lunches. Note that some field trips leave very early, so you may want to plan ahead for breakfast.
  • Isn’t Colorado all mountains? The Pikes Peak area includes all types of terrain. To the east, short-grass prairies stretch for hundreds of miles. To the west, Pikes Peak dominates the landscape at 14, 110 feet. Numerous reservoirs exist along the Front Range, while Fountain Creek, Bear Cree, and other riparian areas exist in the mountains through the oak and juniper foothills, eventually flowing into the Arkansas River near Pueblo, Colorado.
  • What about the altitude? If you’re coming from sea level, you can expect some shortness of breath. Elevations range from approximately 5,075 feet at Chico Basin Ranch to 14,115 feet on the summit of Pikes Peak. Most field trips take place at elevations around 6,000 feet. Make sure to drink plenty of water, and pace yourself. Also, the thin air lets more sunlight through, so use sunscreen to avoid getting burned.
  • What birds can I expect to see? Of course, you never know what species will fly in during migration. We provide links to both state and county checklists at Pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org - What are your target birds?

Still have questions? Contact Festival Representative Todd Marts at toddmarts@elpasoco.com or (719)-520-6399.

Deadline for registration is Monday, May 13, at midnight.

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