Hummingbirds on the Placita Railroad Trail
Saturday, June 22
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public, registration required.
Join Wilderness Workshop and the Roaring Fork Audubon for a birding walk on a gorgeous, easy, and flat trail near Marble. Along this beautiful trail we might spot the Broad-tail Hummingbird, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cassin’s Finch, Cedar Waxwing, Swainson’s Thrush, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Tanager and more. We will leave Carbondale and drive about 40 minutes to the short 1/2 mile trail. Plan on walking very slowly about 1-2 hours. If everyone is up for it we can make a couple stops on the way back and then stop for a picnic lunch in Redstone. We will need to carpool so you will want to count on at least a half-day trip.
Please dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and a hat with a brim, like a baseball cap, visor, etc. Bring a backpack with water, snack, lunch, sunscreen, rain jacket, and anything else you may need for a day outside. We will provide binoculars for 4-5 adults and 4 children. If you can find a bird book or can go online it will be more enjoyable to look up some of the birds ahead of time. Some websites also have their songs!
Important – Be prepared for a really fun and beautiful day!
- This is an easy mid-elevation 2-mile hike.
- No dogs are allowed.
- This adult program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
- Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Suggested Day Hike Gear List
- Participants should carry their own personal first aid kit.
Leaders: Beatriz Soto and Mary Harris
Location: Near Aspen
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