More details about this trip:
Grouse are often elusive and unpredictable birds to find, but every spring a number of them gather together to display on lek sites, which gives birders a chance to see them in full display. On this trip we will visit leks of Greater Sage-Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Lesser Prairie-Chicken, and Greater Prairie-Chicken, and have chances to see White-tailed Ptarmigan and Dusky Grouse.
There are plenty of other birds to be seen as well, including Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Sage Thrasher, Brewer’s Sparrow, Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, Evening Grosbeak, Cassin’s Finch, Mountain Plover, McCown’s Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Loggerhead Shrike, Ferruginous Hawk, Burrowing owl, and maybe the secretive Boreal Owl.
Pricing: $2,490 USD, or £2,060 for 8 Days and 7 Nights
Group Size: Price is based on a group size of 6 participants.
Upcoming 2021 Dates:
April 11 to 19
Nine-banded Armadillo, North American Beaver, Muskrat, Colorado Chipmunk, Black-tailed prairie dog, Coyote, Black Bear, Moose, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn, Elk, Raccoon
Colorado mountain scenery, spring birds displaying
Greater Sage-Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Greater Prairie-Chicken, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Dusky Grouse, Cinnamon Teal, Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Piping Plover, Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Franklin’s Gull, Band-tailed Pigeon, White-throated Swift, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Prairie Falcon, Pinyon Jay, Steller’s Jay, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick’s Wren, American Dipper, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend’s Solitaire, Curve-billed Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown’s Longspur, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Brewer’s Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer’s Blackbird, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin’s Finch, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Our local guides know the areas well, and will maximize the birding to see the most species or the important target birds for each group. So come enjoy the early spring and see the amazing birds and scenery Colorado has to offer.
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