Colorado hiking, biking, boating, camping, fishing and hunting, all have something in common, they are a gateway to viewing wildlife, including some 400 species of birds.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife recognizes summer as an ideal time to try birding in State Parks and Wildlife areas in a variety of habitats on the plains, in the mountains or near wetlands.
CPW offers tips useful for both first-time and experienced birders.
But birders won’t have to wait long if they are outdoors during times of high bird activity. Active birds are usually present in the morning and at dusk when they are finding food to refuel.
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Guided HikeSaturday, August 1
Join our park interpreter for a 2 mile guided hike along the Raccon trail talking about the local flora and fauna, trees, and animals native to Golden Gate State Park. A minimum of seven people is required, signup sheets are located in the reverend ridge office.
Macroinvertebrate MysterySaturday, August 1
Join Walking Mountains as we explore aquatic insects found living in our lakes and streams!
Green Ranch HikeSaturday, August 8
This guided walk traverses an area of the park that is not developed and only open to visitors during a guided excursion. We will recall the history of the area, catch glipses of wildlife, and see open vistas of the Front Range! This is an easy 3-mile loop through the old corral area and return to the car. Meet Volunteer John Moyer at the Visitor Center at 9:00am to start your walk through history! A valid park pass is required on each vehicle that attends.
Wild WingsSaturday, August 8
Ever seen a giant bird flying around over head? Have you wondered what it was doing? Come to the Reverend’s Ridge amphitheater to see and hear all about our large birds of prey. Live birds will be presented in the presentation.
Shoot Out at the Park! Wildlife Photography ClassSunday, August 9
Join Photographer, Brittany Huff, for a beautiful romp through the park while learning great tips about wildlife photography.
Kids hour-Montane EcosystemSaturday, August 15
Take a walk in the woods with our Interpreter Jim Bick. He will discuss what makes the ecosystem of the park unique and what animals inhabit the park.
Moose Festival at the State Forest State ParkSaturday, August 22
Come join us Saturday, August 22nd at the Moose Visitor Center where everything is about our claim to fame the majestic moose!
Guided Hike- Snowshoe Hare TrailheadSaturday, August 22
Join our park interpreter for a 1 mile guided hike on the Snowshoe Hare trail talking about the local flora and fauna, trees, and animals native to Golden Gate State Park. A minimum of seven people is required, signup sheets are located in the reverend ridge office. Meet at the snowshoe hare trailhead in Aspen Meadows rim rock loop.
Select 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.