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: Meet at Denver International Airport; Birding Most of the Day through the Rocky Mountain Foothills and Montane Habitats to Walden
Day 2: AM Greater Sage-Grouse; Montane Habitat Birding from Walden to Craig
Day 3: AM Birding in Special Blinds for Sharp-tailed Grouse and Various Montane and Foothills Sites; PM Birding Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument and Finding Dusky Grouse
Day 4: Early AM Gunnison Sage-Grouse; PM High Montane Birding to Silverthorne
Day 5: AM Birding for White-tailed Ptarmigan in High Montane Areas; PM Birding to Fort Collins along Front Range Foothills and Lower Elevation Areas
Day 6: AM Birding at Pawnee National Grasslands; Afternoon Birding Eastern Plains into Kansas
Day 7: Prairie-Chicken Bonanza Birding at Kansas Ranch; Birding Eastern Plains Back to Denver
Day 8: Final Colorado Birding any Species Missed, and Departures from Denver
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