Birding at Prospect Park and Beers at Colorado Plus Brewpub

Since we had such good luck with winter ducks this past weekend, let's try another location that's also a great place to practice your duck ID skills.  Recent sightings include canvasback, American coot, lesser scaup, hooded and common merganser, common and Barrow's goldeneye, northern shoveler, American wigeon, and bufflehead.  We'll also look for great horned owl and songbirds. 

After a couple hours at prospect Park, we'll head over to Colorado Plus Brewpub (http://coloradoplus.net/) for lunch and/or beers.  Colorado Plus' beer selection is rotated daily to represent 30+ local breweries at any given time in addition to in-house brewed ales and lagers.  They also have a full kitchen on-site.

Meeting time: 10 am

Meeting location: Large parking lot at Prospect Park just south of Prospect lake.  The road to enter the park is on the south side of 44th Avenue between Robb Street and Quail Street in Wheat Ridge.

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  • Melissa

    Here's the eBird species list Laura submitted:
    Wheat Ridge Greenbelt--Prospect Park & Lake

    27 species (+2 other taxa)

    Canada Goose 137
    Gadwall 5
    Mallard 40
    Northern Shoveler 78
    Lesser Scaup 1
    Bufflehead 2
    Common Goldeneye 4
    Hooded Merganser 3
    Common Merganser 5
    Red-tailed Hawk 2
    American Coot 5
    Ring-billed Gull 41
    Downy Woodpecker 1
    Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 6
    Blue Jay 2
    Black-billed Magpie 1
    American Crow 1
    Black-capped Chickadee 6
    White-breasted Nuthatch 4
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
    American Robin 5
    Spotted Towhee 2
    Song Sparrow 4
    Dark-eyed Junco 2
    Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
    Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) 2
    Red-winged Blackbird 10
    House Finch 3
    American Goldfinch 2

    3 · February 18, 2014

  • Blake B.

    Nice outing on a warm winter day. I think we overwhelmed the wait staff.

    February 17, 2014

  • DebraT

    What a wonderful day we had! Loved watching the Red-tailed Hawks watching us!

    February 17, 2014

  • Michelle P.

    So much warmer than last week's outing! Highlight for me - a ruby crowned kinglet. Lifer for me:)

    3 · February 16, 2014

  • Cat

    Really enjoyed today! Good people! Thx Sheridan for organizing & sharing your knowledge! And thx to everyone for sharing their binocs!

    February 16, 2014

  • Stephanie M.

    Awesome day

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Cindy W.

    Lots of fun!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time....great group!!!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel. One of my dogs had emergency surgery yesterday and need to stay home and play nurse.

    February 15, 2014

    • Cindy W.

      Take good care, Sharon, and give him my love.

      February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Cindy. Giving him lots of hugs today

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • Meghan

    Sorry, can no longer make it! Hope to attend a meet up with you guys soon!

    February 15, 2014

  • Cindy W.

    Only 64 and sunny on Sunday. Brrrr, bundle up! :>)

    February 13, 2014

    • Cat

      Thx Cindy... see you Sunday.

      February 14, 2014

  • Cat

    So looking forward to Sunday! This is my first outing as well.

    2 · February 14, 2014

  • Paul

    this will be my first outing with the group. Escaped New Mexico for Colorado.

    2 · February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad you could make the jump North Paul. I moved back to CO last Sept. from Albuquerque and was glad to be Home :)

      February 12, 2014

  • Jean M.

    Can't make it guys. I am heading to check out the birds of Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Heh Heh
    J

    February 10, 2014

  • Leanna

    Holy cow you have to have fast fingers on these to not be on the waitlist!

    February 10, 2014

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