A Big Year of Birding with Denver Audubon
LITTLETON – Denver Audubon, the local chapter of the National Audubon Society, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019. As part of this landmark year, we will be sponsoring a six county Big Birding Year! What is a Big Year? It is a competition among birders, attempting to identify as many species as possible by sight or sound, within a single calendar year and within a specific geographic area.
“The Denver Audubon Big Year is an opportunity to really get to know the birds in your local community and the metro area, while participating in a fun, friendly competition against other birders,” said Karl Brummert, Executive Director of the Denver Audubon. “Challenge your friends and family, and challenge yourself to add to your bird life list in 2019.”
Denver Audubon invites birders of all levels to join the fun, win prizes, and explore the great birding sites in Denver’s six counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson. We will also have a viewing of the movie “The Big Year” next summer and a presentation by author Mark Obmascik at our kickoff event on January 23.
The Denver Audubon Bird Year begins on January 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM and ends December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Participants identify bird species in any or all six counties – Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson. There will be one winner per county. Register at denveraudubon.org. The fee to participate is $10.00, which will help support Denver Audubon’s school and public nature programs. All birders will need to record their sightings using eBird from your mobile app or on your home computer, at ebird.org. We will be offering ebird classes and tutorials, as well as field trips to hone your birding skills!.
About Denver Audubon
Founded in 1969, Denver Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. Denver Audubon is an environmental education and conservation organization with more than 3,000 members whose goal is to protect birds and their habitats in the Denver region and beyond. Denver Audubon is dedicated to connecting people with nature through education, conservation and research. For more information, call 303.973.9530 or visit www.denveraudubon.org.