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Mountain goats on Mt Evans


​​Christmas Bird Counts​​​​​​​​​​​

More than 50,000 observers participate each year from mid-December to early January in this all-day census of early-winter bird populations. The results of their efforts are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas. Simply put, the Christmas Bird Count, or "CBC", is citizen science in action. 

Visit the Audubon website for more information and to find your local Christmas Bird Count contacts. 


Staunton Cabin History Hike
Wednesday, December 24

Join us December 24, 2014 at noon for a hike and some history.

Staunton First Day Hikes
Thursday, January 1

Join us on January 1, 2015 at 10:00 am for one of four hikes. We will meet at the Westside Trailhead Parking Lot. Our hikes range in length and dificulty, so bring family and friends out for a healthy start to the year.

St. Vrain State Park First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1

Join us for a First Day Hike along the Pelican Pond​ trail!

Roxborough First Day Hikes
Thursday, January 1

First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors. Visitors can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, experience spectacular views and vistas and benefit from the company of a knowledgeable state park guide.

Chatfield First Day Hikes
Thursday, January 1

Join us for a First Day Hikes along the Gravel Ponds and Heronry Trails!

Steamboat Lake First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1

Join us for a First Day Hikes along the Tombstone Snowshoe Trail!

Lathrop State Park First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1

Join us for a First Day Hikes along the Hogback trail!

AHRA First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1

AHRA volunteer naturalist Bob Hickey will lead a short fun hike in the scenic northern Fourmile Area in the area of the Old Midland Railroad Grade. The loop will be designed so that hiking will be done on the existing roads, trails, and a major wash in the area – NO cross-country foot travel will be done in the snow. The route will be adjusted to the snow conditions on the day of the event. We will have fantastic views of the snowy Upper Arkansas Valley and the Sawatch Mountain Range as well as close-up granitic boulder formations of the Arkansas Hills. Not for children under 8 yeasr of age. Call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information or to sign up.

​For a complete list of upcoming events, view the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Calendar.

Wildlife Viewing Guides​

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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.