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WHEN are you planning to travel to Colorado? Do you have a business trip or vacation planned and want to include some birding? Or are you wondering when is the best time to find your target birds?
WHERE would you like to go? Are you based in a particular spot or are there particular places you would like to visit?
WHAT are your birding goals? Do you have a list of species you'd like to see or just want to sample a variety of habitats? Are you a photographer and want extra time to get that special shot?
Just use the form below to tell us about your interests or take a look at our popular destinations below. We are here to help you get the most from your Colorado birding experience and to take the hassle out of planning and finding your target birds. If you just have a question or don't know where to start, feel free to contact us!
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 Swainsonu2019s Hawks, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, Burrowing Owl, Mountain Plover, Sayu2019s Phoebe, Rock Wren, Lark Bunting, McCownu2019s and Chestnut-collared Longspur, and Breweru2019s and Cassinu2019s 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.