Colorado Birding Adventures is focused 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.
Carl Bendorf is Owner and Chief Guide of Colorado Birding Adventures. Carl is a native Iowan and Colorado transplant who is a national leader in helping young birders, families, and individuals discover the joys and benefits of birding. He is an experienced birding guide, past president of the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, and is serving a second term on the American Birding Association Board of Directors.
Carl encountered his spark bird at age 12 when he rigged a toy parabolic reflector to a small reel-to-reel tape recorder and captured the song of an Eastern Bluebird near his home in small-town Iowa. You can read Carl's post "Of Spark Birds AND People" on the American Birding Association blog.
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.
In 2015, Carl and his wife, Linda (Director of Blue Sage Writing) moved to the Front Range.