Big Year Jeffco

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Jefferson County is home to an abundant variety of bird species. To celebrate and preserve these species and their habitats, we are excited to offer a Big Year in 2018. 

Join fellow community birders in identifying by sight or sound the largest number of species of birds within Jefferson County between January 1 through December 31, 2018. 

To participate:

Register on Eventbrite

Start an account through eBird to track your progress

List of top 100 Jeffco Birders from eBird

Jeffco Bird List

Big Year Jeffco Information Sheet

Getting Started - a Beginning Birders Guide 

August Events

Movie in the Grove: The Big Year

​Saturday, August 18, 2018,
​8:15 -10:30 pm
​Hiwan Heritage Park

Bring your blankets and cuddle up in Heritage Grove — it’s movie night! Follow along with birding enthusiasts as they pursue a Big Year in this film adapted from Mark Obmascik’s best-selling book. Who will be the “best birder in the world?” FREE! No registration necessary. All ages are welcome. More information: 720.497.7650 More Details

​Other Events

City of Wheat Ridge
September Bird Count
​Youngfield Trailhead
​Tuesday, Sept. 11​8:30-11:30 am​

Join community birders for a Big Year Jeffco bird event on the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt - one of the top 10 birding areas in the Denver metro area. We will identify and survey birds along a small section of the Clear Creek Trail.​​ Register

Denver Audubon
​The Big Sit!
​Chatfield State Park
​Sunday, October 14
​6:45 am - 6:45 pm

(In partnership with the Denver Field Ornithologists) More Details