Colorado’s Wildlife – It’s something to see!

Join us on the Colorado Birding Trail to experience a wildlife adventure of your own! Explore Colorado’s incredible diversity of wildlife and the habitats they depend on in unbelievably spectacular settings. From the dry grasslands of the short-grass prairie to the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado has nearly 1,000 species of wildlife for you to seek in an endless variety of fantastic habitats.

Featured Sites and Trails

Explore Wild Colorado! From the sleek pronghorn antelope of the vast, high plains prairie to the camouflaged White-tailed Ptarmigan of the alpine tundra, an exciting outdoor adventure awaits you on the Colorado Birding Trail. The easily-navigated website, Birding Trail Guide and maps will assist you in planning your personalized wildlife viewing experience.

Bobolink Trailhead

Nice birding along South Boulder Creek

Rocking 7K Ranch

A 5th generation working ranch located Southeast Colorado

Barr Lake State Park

A great place for birding in the spring and fall.

Robert F. Clement Park

This park contains Johnson Lake, good for waterfowl of various species

Before Starting Your Adventure…

Are you planning a trip or vacation to Colorado to view our wide diversity of wildlife? Perhaps you’re a resident looking to explore more of your state. Prior to starting your adventure, please take a moment to:

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Before Starting Your Adventure…

Are you planning a trip or vacation to Colorado to view our wide diversity of wildlife? Perhaps you’re a resident looking to explore more of your state. Prior to starting your adventure, please take a moment to:

Pied-billed Grebe · Glenn Giroir

Made Possible By:
The Colorado Birding Trail was made possible through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado which provides Colorado Lottery funds to worthwhile projects. Additional support for the project was provided by many federal, state, and non-profit agencies.

Upcoming Events

Greater Prairie-Chicken Tours

Join birders from around the world to witness the spectacular mating dance of the sandhill dancers of the Eastern plains – Colorado’s Greater Prairie-Chickens. On weekends throughout late March and April, the town of Wray, Colorado in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, offers guided tours to view the birds’ exotic courtship ritual. To ensure that wildlife watchers avoid any harmful disturbance to the birds during their mating season, tour participants will use a special viewing blind, seating only 20 people per trip, so reservations are required. For more information, visit: https://wraychamber.net/ or call the Wray Chamber of Commerce at 970-332-3484.

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Monte Vista Crane Festival

March 8-10, 2019 · Monte Vista, CO – You can enjoy thousands of Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery. Raptors will adorn the power poles and owls will be sitting with their young. Join us for birding tours, a Craft & Nature Fair, Photography Workshops, and Keynote Talk: ‘Migrating with the Sandhill Cranes’ by Erv Nicoles & Sandra Noll. Learn more at the Monte Vista Crane Festival website.

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Mountain Plover Festival

April 26-28, 2019 · Karval, CO – The Mountain Plover is a bird that begins arriving to Colorado’s Eastern Plains in early April. Plovers find the short grass prairie and fallow fields in the area to be excellent nesting grounds. The Karval Mountain Plover Festival began when Karval community members were looking at economic opportunities for this small community. We decided to “bring the bird lovers to the bird”. This i s a weekend full of bird watching, Wildlife viewing tours, entertainment, history, arts and crafts, antiques, and LOTS OF GOOD FOOD! Learn more at the Mountain Plover Festival website.

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