Colorado Grouse and More
Colorado has 13 sought-after birds, among numerous others, making a visit to this state one of the most enjoyable birding trips for bird watchers. In the spring, every birder eventually wants to visit lek sites for amazing looks at displaying Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Colorado's endemic species) and Greater Sage-Grouse. The three Rosy-Finches are gorgeous birds, and their huge flocks can be spectacular. Also in the high mountains, we will help you find White-tailed Ptarmigan and Dusky Grouse. Then we go to the grasslands for Thick-billed Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur and Mountain Plover. Always remember, Colorado offers several other specialties, and our top Colorado guides are sure to help you find them.
Day 1: Arrival in Denver
Day 2: Early Start for Colorado Birding with High Montane Species (including White-tailed Ptarmigan and Rosy-Finches) near Loveland Pass and Late PM Drive to Steamboat Springs Area
Day 3: AM Birding High Altitude Grasslands of North Park (Greater Sage-Grouse); Plus Rabbit Ears Pass, Steamboat Springs; and PM Bird the Yampa River Valley
Day 4: Early AM Sharp-tailed Grouse; PM Bird Various Habitats to Montrose
Day 5: AM Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Dusky Grouse and Birding Full Day
Day 6: Early AM Gunnison Sage-Grouse, and Rest of Day Montane Birding and Other Key Habitats along the Arkansas River from Monarch Pass to Pueblo
Day 7: Full Day Birding Southeastern Colorado and Western Kansas: Marshes, Grasslands and Small Forest Areas
Day 8: AM Prairie-Chickens (both Lesser and Greater); PM Birding High Plains of Northeast Colorado (with Good Chances for Mountain Plover and Longspurs)
Day 9: Final Birding at Pawnee National Grasslands and Other Front Range Birding
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