I’m finally approaching 700 lifers for North America as are my trip companions, Pam and Ed. We decided to maximize our efficiency by hiring a guide. We’re so glad we picked Carl. Sure, we could have used ebird and hoped we could find the right locations. However, Carl knows the locations, the wildlife (not only birds) and how to find them quickly. Plus Carl prearranged our accommodations as we traveled across Colorado. We tallied 122 species which I think is pretty good for early to mid April. Above all, Carl’s personality was a perfect fit. In no time we felt as if we had known Carl all of our lives. Definitely 5 stars for Colorado Birding Adventures!