May 14 - 16 2021
REGISTRATION CLOSED: Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival presented by Fountain Creek Nature Center at Fountain Creek Nature Center, Fountain CO

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

Presented by Fountain Creek Nature Center at Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Join public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes conservation and education to explore the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises. The Pikes Peak region has much to offer, with the shortgrass prairie rising to meet the forested foothills and deep canyons of the southern Front Range, and rich, riparian forests providing for countless birds, insects, and other wildlife.

This year’s offerings include a Paleontology Hike at Corral Bluffs, Hike & Bird Banding at Chico Basin Ranch, Ethnobotany & Wildflowers Walk at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, and much more. This festival offers something for everyone!

On Saturday evening, a “Birds and Brews” happy hour at Bear Creek Regional Park will include free sandwiches, drinks, and live jazz music. There will be door prizes and items up for bid at the auction table including this year’s festival art.

The early bird gets the worm- or in this case, discounted festival cost and registration for preferred workshops and trips! For registration and additional information, visit

Admission Info

Early Bird Registration will be available through Saturday, April 10, 2021
Your registration fee covers most events. There are a few field trips and events which have additional fees, which include Friday’s live “Birds of Prey”, Saturday’s Chico Basin Ranch lunch, and Saturday’s and Sunday’s Cheyenne Mountain Zoo behind-the-scenes tours.

Adults: $30
Military: $25
Youth (12 and under): $15

Regular registration begins April 11:

Adults: $35
Military: $30
Youth (12 and under): $20

All registrants may purchase a festival T-shirt for $15

Please complete and submit your registration by May 10, 2021 and ensure that payment is included. Field trips are ONLY open to those who pay the festival registration fee. Trips allow a limited number of participants, and may sell out quickly, so register early!

Phone: (719) 520-6399

Dates & Times

2021/05/14 - 2021/05/16

Location Info

Fountain Creek Nature Center

320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

Accessibility Info

Accessibility will vary depending on the location and session registered.  Some locations are indoors and some do have paved trail access for wheelchairs.