Walden Ponds, Boulder County

Are you interested in learning more about birds but don't know where to start?  Have you looked at schedules of local birding field trips but feel like you don't know enough to join in?  Our Birding for Non-Birders adventure will introduce you to the joys and mysteries of birding in a low-key relaxed way.  Our trip will be driven by your interests and go at your pace.  We'll visit easy, nearby birding spots and make sure everyone gets a good look and listen while answering any and all questions you may have.

See what birding is all about, enjoy the scenery and being outdoors, and just have fun with Birding for Non-Birders. 

All of our adventures can be customized--do you want to hike a lot or just a little?  Do you want to see specific birds or just enjoy anything we find?  Are you interested in birding and want help getting started?  Do you have small children?  We can adapt to YOUR needs and this is YOUR adventure! Just add a comment to your booking form.

Depending on our destinations, we may do walking on moderately smooth trails with some rocky sections. Our total distance can be scaled to meet your preferences.

  Your  Birding for Beginners Adventure includes:
  • Leadership by your experienced and friendly guide, Carl Bendorf
  • Comfortable transportation for up to four participants
  • Pickup and drop off at agreed-upon meeting point
  • The use of field guides and quality binoculars/spotting scope
  • Tips on how to find more birds through sight and sound
  • For tours five hours or more, a delicious picnic lunch and, if desired, hot coffee!
  • Park entrance fees included

Trips are subject to these Terms & Conditions.

Booking your Colorado Birding Adventure is easy! Just click here to reserve your date!

Your Colorado Birding Adventure include transportation for up to 4 persons in our vehicle, use of binoculars (if needed), coffee, park entrance fees and guiding services.  Tours of six or more hours include a picnic lunch (feel free to also bring your own snack.)  Trips start and end with pick up and drop off at a single location.  Some meeting points may have additional mileage charge.  Pricing does not include optional tour guide gratuity.

Number of Persons4 Hours5 Hours6 Hours7 Hours8 HoursAdditional Hour
One or Two$300$375$450$525$600$75

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our popular birding destinations cover a large area and offer many birding opportunities.  Depending on your pickup location, your birding goals, and our pace of travel, it may not be possible to complete a trip in just four hours and certain destinations may require a longer minimum tour as described in the Tour Options.  For any tour, during the day you may decide to add hours and these fees can be settled at the conclusion of our trip with cash, check, or credit card.

Please contact us for pricing for larger groups, custom tours, and multi-day adventures.

Pricing is subject to change.

You can hold your date with a $100 initial deposit which can be made securely online or by mail. After we receive your booking request, we will contact you to confirm all details and invoice you for the balance (which you can pay online or with a check.)

We understand plans can change and you can cancel your trip and receive a refund (cancellations received within 48 hours of trip start may be subject to $100 cancellation fee.)

If you have any questions or special needs, please don't hesitate to contact us by email, phone or text.

For the protection and safety of all, your participation in Colorado Birding Adventures depends on your acknowledgement of our Terms & Conditions. Please review the Terms & Conditions before completing your reservation--a copy will be provided for you to sign prior to the trip.

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