What Our Participants are Saying:

Knowledgeable, friendly and flexible!


"Colorado Birding Adventures and Carl Bendorf provided me with the experience of a lifetime.  Carl worked with me in advance of the trip and then designed a two-day itinerary aimed at finding as many of my target birds as possible.  We spent two full days exploring Rocky Mountain National Park from Medicine Bow Curve to Wild Basin.  Popular tourist areas to out-of-the-way quiet spots, Carl knew them all.  I can honestly say that I would never have found some target species like White-tailed Ptarmigan and Brown-capped Rosy Finch without his expertise.  I look at the cost of a top-notch birding guide as an investment in the success of my trip.  With Carl Bendorf and Colorado Birding Adventures, I got my money's worth. (RATED 5/5)"

Bob Carroll
Gainesville, Florida
June 2017

Smooth and productive Colorado lifer tour!


"Six day tour of grasslands/foothills/mountains, 144 bird species, 13 lifers, oodles of non-bird wildlife, fabulous scenery, great food/lodging, and fantastic leadership. What's not to like? Heck, we even had perfect weather! Highlights for me in the bird category were white-tailed ptarmigan, long-billed curlew, sage grouse, mt. plover, barn owl, two longspurs and a rosy finch. I didn't expect to see so many moose and elk but there they were, all over the place. Carl knows his birds and he knows the area. He did a great job for us. Meal locations were better than I expected and when we did lunch picnics, we had plenty to choose from. Finally the participants on the tour were great too. Overall, a wonderful birding experience. I'd do another tour with Carl anytime. (RATED 5/5)"

June 2017

I can highly recommend Carl as your guide!

"Thank you to Carl for this great adventure. We identified 30+ birds on our adventure. Our walks will never be the same as we look to identify different birds. I can highly recommend Carl as your guide."

John M.
Longmont, Colorado
May 2017

A Beautiful Day. A Beautiful Experience

marie-deacon"My son and I went on our very first birding expedition with Carl, who is a knowledgable and experienced guide. He was wonderful with my teenage son, answering all of my son's questions with patience and wisdom. I wasn't a natural with the binoculars, so Carl took out the telescope. Wow! The detail on even the smallest of birds came to life for me. If you are looking to connect to nature, to find solace in your environment, and to spend some quality time with your loved ones, Colorado Birding Adventure is a great way to accomplish those goals."

Marie & Deacon K.
Longmont, Colorado
August 2016

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Excellent Colorado Birding Trip!


"Carl was a fantastic guide on our 6 day Colorado birding trip.  Carl not only found for us an incredible number of birds like Sage Grouse and her chicks , a male Ptarmigan, Rosy Finch, Lazuli Bunting, Lark Bunting and so much, much more, but also numerous Elk including an Elk and her calf, Bull and Cow Moose and a calf, a coyote, pika, marmots and so much more.  The wild flowers were spectacular.. "(RATED 5/5)

Beulah, Michigan
June 2017

It Was a Great Experience!

Chuck at Rainbow Curve, Rocky Mountain NP
Chuck at Rainbow Curve, Rocky Mountain NP

"I had a great time birding in Rocky Mountain National Park with Colorado Birding Adventures. Carl Bendorf was a companion as well as a guide. He knew a lot about the various habitats and the locales of where to find specific species. Admittedly, mid-August isn't the best time to see large numbers of birds, but the birds we saw were terrific and most were lifers for a birder from the East. I can only imagine what a blast it would be to bird with Carl during migration. And he even brought coffee and lunch! The communication we had setting up the trip was easy including a simple questionnaire finding out my birding interests and lunch preferences. Overall, it was a great experience! "
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Chuck Berman
Oak Park, Illinois
August 2016

I highly recommend Colorado Birding Adventures!

White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan

"Carl is an experienced, knowledgeable, and personable guide! I chose the full-day trip in Rocky Mountain National Park, telling Carl that although finding life-list birds was my main interest, I also wanted to see the spectacular scenery of the park itself. The itinerary he put together was perfect. I saw two life-listers: a White-tailed Ptarmigan at 12,000+ feet, and later an American Dipper after hiking along a stream at a lower elevation. During the day Carl also pointed out a large herd of elk, a trio of grazing bighorn sheep, an ancient volcano ash flow, different species of pines, and lots of named peaks. But it was the small details of the itinerary that really made the difference. For example, Carl knew which parking areas in the park would be filled at certain times of the day, and where I'd have the best chances to see the birds I was looking for. He also provided a delicious lunch. All of these details made for a really efficient use of my limited time in the park. I highly recommend Colorado Birding Adventures for both hard-core birders and for those who want to get the most out of their outdoor experience in the Front Range. "

John W.
Iowa City, Iowa
August 2016

A Great Introduction to the Birding World!29331651031_52c6d5935e_o

"Our Birding for Non-Birders Tour was a great introduction to the birding world. Not only is Carl very knowledgeable about birds, but he's patient in explaining to people like us the place of birds in the landscape. He identified every bird we saw and told us something about each one. We saw more of Boulder County trails in the company of Carl than we've seen in our 6 years in Colorado. And the lunch was bountiful and delicious."
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Phyllis M.
Longmont, Colorado
September 2016

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