Sign In
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
Greater Prairie Chickens

Mountain Biking, Road Biking, and Family Biking suggestions.​​​Buy A parks pass..​​​More outdoor recreation opportunities.
​​​​​​​

​​

Greater Prairie Chicken Viewing - Wray, CO - Late March and April​

Greater prairie chickenJoin 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 the Wray Chamber Greater Prairie Chicken Tours website​ or call the Wray Chamber of Commerce at 970-332-3484.

Events

Nature Center's GRAND RE-OPENING
Saturday, April 1

Help us celebrate the Grand Re-opening of our Nature Center with cake, ice cream and fun!

Bald Eagle Nesting via the Eagle Express
Sunday, April 2

Make a date to come to Barr Lake for bald eagle viewing! If all goes well, eaglets hatch in late March.

Full Moon Walk
Tuesday, April 11

Explore Barr Lake At dusk! Envision yourself taking a short brisk evening walk with Park Naturalist Larry.

Saturday Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, April 22

Grab your binoculars and field guide, or check out a loaner set of ours, and enjoy an exciting morning of birding at Barr Lake. Park Naturalists introduce birders of all ability levels to Barr Lake's feathered residents and migrants.

Celebrate Earth Day & Barr Lake's 40th Anniversary
Saturday, April 22

Come celebrate Earth Day AND the 40th Anniversary of Barr Lake State Park with many fun activities.

Saturday Guided Bird Walks
Saturday, April 29

Grab your binoculars and field guide, or check out a loaner set of ours, and enjoy an exciting morning of birding at Barr Lake. Park Naturalists introduce birders of all ability levels to Barr Lake's feathered residents and migrants.

Moose Festival
Saturday, August 12

Come celebrate Colorado's Moose! Featuring moose talks, kid's games and crafts, music, guided hikes, lunch, and moose viewing!

​ Wildlife Viewing Guides​

​​​bighorn sheep and mountain goat brochure cover ​

Bighorn Sheep
& Mountain Goats

 

​​Deer & Elk


cover of grouse, prairie-chickens and ptarmigan brochure

Grouse, Prairie​-Chickens
& Ptarmigan

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.

 

​​​​​​​

​​