Colorado Birding Adventures focuses on providing a comfortable and enjoyable birding experience for birders of any level.  Colorado's scenery AND bird life are equally spectacular and our friendly, relaxed, and knowledgeable approach to field trips will make your birding adventure productive and memorable.   We pride ourselves on our commitment to professionalism, attention to detail, and prompt communications.

Carl Bendorf is owner and a principal guide for Colorado Birding Adventures.  Carl is an experienced birding guide, past president of the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, and is serving a third term on the American Birding Association Board of Directors. He has served as a guide for Birdwatcher's Digest and the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. In 2011, Carl founded Iowa Young Birders and served as Executive Director until 2015 and remains a member of the board.  Carl shared his passion for encouraging new birders in Iowa Young Birders: Story of a Startup, published by the American Birding Association. Carl and his wife Linda (Director of Blue Sage Writing) live in Longmont, CO.


Christian Hagenlocher has had a lifelong passion for birds since an early age. In 2016, Christian tallied 752 species in the ABA area, becoming the youngest person to break the 700-mark in a single year. He has birded in all 50 states, and led birding trips around the world from Central America to the Middle East.   He is founder of The Birding Project, a frequent presenter, and author of Falcon Freeway, a fascinating account of his 2016 Big Year. A native of Washington state, Christian guides with Colorado Birding Adventures as his schedule allows.

Colorado Birding Adventures is committed to respecting wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others and we conduct our tours in accord with the American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics.

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