Thinking about a birding trip to Colorado? Traveling for vacation or business and want to work in some birding while you are here?
Colorado offers many great birding opportunities and we can help you make the most of your time in both planning your trip and finding more birds!
Most of our guiding is based in the Colorado Front Range which includes the Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins metro areas. The highlight destinations include Rocky Mountain National Park, Pawnee Grasslands, and dozens of local birding hot spots in between.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Birding Colorado by Hugh Kingery says it this way: "The premier mountain bird-watching place in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park has fine examples of every mountain habitat in Colorado...Superb scenery, excellent facilities, and lots of birds make Rocky a prime destination. Easy access to each habitat and its complement of breeding species lends enchantment to a visit. You can see mountain birds in RMNP from your car and on short or long hikes."
Most birders come to the Pawnee Grasslands to find the resident breeding species including Ferruginous and Swainson’s Hawks, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, Burrowing Owl, Mountain Plover, Say’s Phoebe, Rock Wren, Lark Bunting, McCown’s and Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Brewer’s and Cassin’s Sparrows. Pawnee National Grasslands can be visited any time of year but the best birding is when the summer resident birds are active from April through August.
Denver / Boulder / Fort Collins
Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins are at the center of Colorado's Front Range where the vast eastern prairies meet the Rocky Mountains. This creates a wide variety of interesting habitats within easy reach of each of these cities.