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Our standard starting point for our birding trips is in Longmont Colorado which is conveniently located about 45 minutes north of either Denver or the Denver Airport. From here, we are centrally located to some of the best birding areas in Colorado. You can read more below about our destinations. WHEN are you planning to travel to Colorado?
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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.
Northern Colorado Foothills
Colorado's Front Range includes the fascinating Rocky Mountain Foothills where the vast eastern prairies transition to the mountains. From our base in Longmont (45 minutes north of Denver), there are many great birding spots to explore.