What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (3)

The Continuance of Indigenous Lifeways and Bird Conservation at DMNS

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

B&Bs member Eileen H. brought this event to my attention.

Thursday, February 02, 2023
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Aimee Roberson is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and of Chickasaw descent. Roberson is a lifelong student of Earth’s wisdom, and currently serves as the southwest regional director for American Bird Conservancy. Sharing compelling stories from her life, career and culture, Roberson addresses environmental, climate and human rights crises through the continuance of Indigenous lifeways and bird conservation. She is committed to reciprocity, community and environmental stewardship, and partners with people and all our relations to ensure that native grasses grow and rivers continue to flow. Roberson provides leadership to conservation partnerships with an emphasis on the southwestern United States and northern Mexico — co-creating a vision; integrating cultural values and ecological knowledge with science for meaningful decision making; and implementing shared strategies for stewarding wildlife, water and ecosystems. Presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and with promotional support from Audubon Rockies and Denver Audubon.
Follow this LINK to learn more and to register. The cost of the event is $15 for DMNS members and $18 for non-members. You'll want to purchase a ticket to the event ahead of time.

Is anyone interested in meeting for an early dinner before the event?

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Birding Raptor Alley and Beers at Odell

Odell Brewing

Let's head north to Weld County for a morning of raptors followed by beers at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins.

Several roads in Weld County have been dubbed "Raptor Alley." Let's explore Weld County's country roads and see how many raptors we can spot as we carpool east of Fort Collins. Fort Collins is famous for its craft beer scene so we'll head over to Odell Brewing Company after birding for lunch and/or a beer.

We'll meet at Odell Brewing's parking lot at 9 am and carpool from there. We need to limit our birding carpool to four vehicles of four people. If you can be a driver, let me know. Also let me know if you can be a driver and you have space for more than four people including you. I have space for three in my vehicle.

Bring on the raptors!

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Camping Trip at Pawnee National Grasslands

Crow Valley Family Campground

$5.00

IT'S BACK- Our Spring Migration Camping trip to Pawnee National Grasslands!!

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 start with a pre-breakfast bird walk around the campground in search of newly arrived spring migrants. You never know who will show up!

After we pack up and check out, we'll continue to explore Pawnee by car. If we're lucky, we'll spot many of the species Pawnee is famous for including Burrowing Owl, Lark Bunting, Thick-billed Longspur, Upland Sandpiper, and Chestnut-collared longspur.

What You Need To Know:

Cost: $5 (non-refundable). Please only RSVP if you are as certain as you can be that you'll join us. These events are popular and we want to be sure that everyone that RSVP's is committed to going. Spring weather on the eastern plains can be foul, but foul weather often brings in the birds!

Bring your own camping gear, food, drinks (beer and water), etc.

Pawnee bird checklist.

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Past events (264)

Birding at Overland & Beers at Grandma's House

501 W Florida Ave