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We offer day-long birding trips to three of the best birding areas in Colorado:
The dramatic changes in elevation in Colorado create an equally dramatic variation in habitat and bird species. From the Pawnee National Grasslands to Rocky Mountain National Park is only 75 miles but there is a 7,000 foot difference in altitude. As a result, there are five major life zones that can be explored and each area has a different variety of birds.
You can book just one day, any two days, or all three days for the full Colorado birding experience.
We don't have a set schedule of tours and we will work with you to find mutually convenient dates.
Our trips generally start in Longmont, Colorado, just 45 minutes north of both Denver and the Denver International Airport.
3 Great Destinations - Experience one, two, or all three!
Like many businesses, we have also been affected by COVID-19. As a result, your birding tour may operate under modified conditions:
- For trips into Rocky Mountain National Park, we generally will need to enter the park before 6 a.m. unless we are able to obtain advance reservations for each of our vehicles.
- As we follow Colorado social-distancing guidelines, it's likely we will need to travel in separate vehicles (you in your own vehicle) and maintain appropriate distance while out of the car. We are also not able to share our spotting scope with you and you should feel free to bring your own. We are also currently asking you to bring all of your own food/drink for our day of birding. Here are the current updates on the Colorado Covid-19 response.
- We appreciate your understanding that some trip details may need to be modified depending on exact circumstances. Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions!
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.
Just use the form below to tell us about your interests. 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!