6th Annual Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
May 14th, 7:00am - 7:00pm
This ecotourism birding and nature festival explores the Pikes Peak area’s natural and agricultural heritage resources, and offers unique opportunities for participants, including field trips, workshops and presentations, as well as the Saturday evening “Birds and Brews” social at Fountain Creek Nature Center with appetizers, drinks, live music, art demonstration, live raptor presentation, and auction.
This year, enjoy a new trip to see the 440-acre Kane Ranch Open Space and live birds of prey from the Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center. There will be an ethnobotany adventure to Jimmy Camp Creek Open Space or you may choose to visit a high-elevation ranch to find birds and learn how a local land trust has cooperated with ranchers to preserve the majestic Pikes Peak view. Participants have the opportunity to explore geology in the restricted-access portion of the Paint Mines Interpretive Park, or venture through the subalpine forest to the summit of Pikes Peak. Discover your artistic side through a wildlife and nature sketching workshop with a local birder-artist.
$30 – Adults
$25 – Military
$15 – Youth (8–18)