Do you like spending time outdoors looking for wildlife, including birds? Do you also like drinking a cold one after? I decided to start this group after coming across announcements for Birds and Beers events in other states. This group will be different in that we will spend some time birding before we go grab a pint. The Denver Metro area offers a variety of great birding spots with local breweries/pubs nearby so we'll have plenty of locations to choose from.
Not a bird nor beer expert? Don't worry. This group is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about both. My hope is that all participants will learn a bit more about birds while meeting fellow nature lovers in the process. We'll get together semi-regularly with meeting times alternating between late afternoons (so you can get in a day's work) and weekends.
Sample location pairings include City Park followed by Vine Street Pub, Three Sisters Mountain Park in Evergreen and Little Bear Saloon, Cherry Creek State Park and Dry Dock Brewery. Do you have ideas on where you'd like to go? Suggestions are welcome and even encouraged.
Join us for an overnight camping trip to Pawnee National Grasslands in northeastern Colorado. I have reserved the Plover group campsite for the night. We'll meet Saturday afternoon for birding in the campground and surrounding area.
It's not a Birding and Beers event without beers, so everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite beer and we'll enjoy beers and conversation around the campfire that night.
Sunday morning, we'll continue to explore the area. If we're lucky, we'll spot many of the species Pawnee is famous for including burrowing owls, McCown's longspur, upland sandpiper, and chestnut-collared longspur.
What You Need To Know:
• Bring your own camping gear, food, drinks (beer and water), etc.
• Bird checklist (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5421549.pdf)