Colorado Summer Birding Tour
Colorado has a mix of birds considered eastern, western, northern and southern. So there is certainly something here for every US birder. Many birds are elevation dependent, so a trip to this state will cover a wide range of elevations – and thus a wide range of different habitat types. You will travel from lower elevation grasslands to high mountain woodlands. June is a great time of year for wildflowers, so any time birds are scarce, you may find yourself admiring the beautiful scenery.
Some target birds for this trip include the following: Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Gray Jay, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Pygmy Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Curve-billed Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Chestnut-collared Longspur, among many others.
Day 1: Arrival in Denver by noon. Birding at Genesee Mountain Park.
Day 2: Mount Evans in the morning, then mid-afternoon transfer to Grand Junction. PM Birding West Slope…
Day 3: Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa.
Day 4: Grand Mesa and Grand Junction in the morning, Black Canyon of the Gunnison in the afternoon.
Day 5: AM Birding around Gunnison. Remainder of the day birding around Cañon City.
Day 6: Focus on a variety of habitats from Cañon City to the northern Front Range.
Day 7: Morning birding at Pawnee National Grassland. Return to Denver. Flights home.
More details about this Trip:
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