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​​​​​​Spring Viewing Opportunities!

Ute Mountain - Mesa Verde Birding Festival - Cortez (May 6 - 10) 
The four day event includes tours of local sites, presentations and a bird-oriented art show. For a schedule and registration form, visit the festival's website.

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival - Prairie to Peak - Colo. Springs (May 8 - 10) 
Registrants can visit working cattle ranches, observe bird banding demonstrations, enjoy a guided drive up Pikes Peak, watch herding dogs in action, go behind the scenes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take a tour of rarely seen Audubon artwork at the Fine Arts Center, attend interesting workshops, seminars, a banquet with a keynote speaker and of course enjoy BIRDING! For information and required registration, please go to http://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/.  

Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience - Colorado Springs (May 9)
A day of hummingbird-themed activities at the Starsmore Visitor and Nat​ure Center. Discover the secrets of the smallest birds in the world and become a "Hummingbird Expert."  No registration required and no entry fee. Activities include wildlife demonstrations, a nature photography workshop, guided hikes, tips on plants which attract humm​​ingbirds and more. More information: www.cheyennecanon.org​.

International Migratory Bird Day - Statewide (May 9)
International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated worldwide, with events in Colorado sometimes associated with it or occurring at the same time. For details about local events, or to learn how you can organize and register you own celebration, visit the IMBD website​.

Events

Hike with a Naturalist
Thursday, May 7

Hike one of the many trails of Roxborough with Naturalist, Skip Pumfrey. Explore the park's geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna. Discuss early Indian and pioneer life in the area. Search for signs of the animals that live in the park. Please bring a snack, water, and appropriate clothing for the changing weather. Reservations Required. Call and save a spot prior to the event.

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
Friday, May 8

Note: ​This is a 3 day event, May 8 - 10. Spring migration in Colorado is often full of surprises so this festival promises to be a special event. Field trips, seminars, tours and events are happening throughout El Paso, Pueblo and Teller Counties.

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
Saturday, May 9

Note: ​Day 2 -This is a 3 day event, May 8 - 10. Spring migration in Colorado is often full of surprises so this festival promises to be a special event. Field trips, seminars, tours and events are happening throughout El Paso, Pueblo and Teller Counties.

Guided Bird Walk in North Cheyenne Canon Park
Saturday, May 9

Enjoy a guided hike through the forested area of North Cheyenne Canon Park. Canon birds include the Northern flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted towhee, Broad-tailed Hummingbird and many more. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Visit www.pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org to sign up.

Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience
Saturday, May 9

The friends of Cheyenne Canon invite your entire family to the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center for a day of hummingbird themed activities. Discover the secrets of the smallest birds in the world and become a "hummingbird expert."

Wild Turkey Trek
Saturday, May 9

Discover the life of wild turkeys as we search for toms and flocks of turkey hens with their poults.

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
Sunday, May 10

Note: ​Day 3 - This is a 3 day event, May 8 - 10. Spring migration in Colorado is often full of surprises so this festival promises to be a special event. Field trips, seminars, tours and events are happening throughout El Paso, Pueblo and Teller Counties.

Hummingbird Banding
Sunday, May 10

This banding session led by Fred and Tena Engelman, federal and state licensed hummingbird banders, will give participants an opportunity to observe typical field research techniques and obtain information on the physical condition of early migrants.

Wildlife Viewing Guides​

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Map

Brown Wildlife Viewing SignSelect a pin point for a description of the location and wildlife viewing information. There are over 200 sites to choose from. These sites are also published on the official Map to Colorado. Order yours today (included with the Vacation Guide). Look for the brown wildlife viewing signs at (most) location destinations. Download our wildlife viewing tips and checklist ​to use on your next wildlife viewing adventure.