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

Elk Fest

September 28-29, 2019 · Estes Park, CO – A two-day festival, Elk Fest offers visitors a chance to view elk during the rutting season in the wild, as well as expand their knowledge of elk. Learn more about elk, their habitats, and how to observe them in the wild. The haunting call of the bull elk fills the Estes Valley during the early days of fall. The call begins with deep, resonant tones that rise rapidly to a high-pitched squeal before dropping to a series of grunts. What is this strange sound and what does it mean?

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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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