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Wildlife Viewing
Pelicans at Elkhead Reservoir.

​Check out one of the many Colorado Birding Trails! 

The Colorado Birding Trail links outdoor recreation sites, both public and private, into a network of sites where visitors can observe birds and other wildlife. Each of these driving routes has a unique trail name and is composed of several watchable wildlife sites. 

Colorado Birding Trail -Rocky-Mountains

​The birding trail website​ is your starting point for adventure. It contains a plethora of information on the 40 birding trails and 800+ sites, including interactive maps, birding basics and additional wildlife viewing resources​.

​The Birding Trails are being developed in 4 phases based on regions of the state. Three phases are complete including the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest regions. We are currently working on completing the Northeast region trail.

In addition to the website, the Colorado Birding Trail also has printed guides available. You can obtain a copy at many locations in Colorado, including all birding trail sites with a visitor center, as well as Colorado Welcome Centers, Colorado State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Offices​, USFS and BLM offices and National Park sites

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.​

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.