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Hummingbird feeding at feeder

​​​​​Hummingbird Viewing

It's spring in Colorado and many folks are getting out into their yards to do some planting and spring trimming. But be careful when pruning your trees and shrubs! Hummingbird eggs are tiny, about the size of jelly beans, and their nests are quite small as well.
 
Did you know?
Many species of hummingbirds take part in an amazing annual migration, spending the winter in Central America or Mexico and migrating as far north as Alaska in May.
 
Many Coloradans like to plant flowers and create garden habitats that attract the hummingbirds during their journey. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you attract birds, not bears


4th Annual Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival​

Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13, Pikes Peak

Spring migration in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is often full of surprises. And El Paso County, where the short-grass prairies rise to meet the majestic top of Pikes Peak, has much to offer.​

Visit the Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival website for festival information, registration, speaker bios, and field trip descriptions to help you decide how to spend your weekend in and ​​​around the Front Range. There are events for everyone, including dynamic birding field trips and appealing seminars and workshops.​ 

Learn more at https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/​​.​​

​For more upcoming events, see the Events and Festivals page​ and the CPW Event​​ Calendar.


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

J.A.T.T Bike Ride
Friday, June 1

"Just At Twilight Time" explore the Barr Lake 9-mile trail at dusk.

First Saturday Hike
Saturday, June 2

Join us for a hike through Chatfield State Park. We will get our legs and our minds moving as we check out some of the historical relevance Chatfield Park has to offer. Meet at the Discovery Pavilion Parking Lot- No parks pass required!

Tuesday Evening Outings on the Eagle Express
Tuesday, June 5

Sit back and ride aboard the Eagle Express for rare evening excursion out to the bald eagle nest viewing site.

Nature Walk & Talk
Saturday, June 9

Share your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers as we discover and rediscover the park's hidden treasures..

Adventure Overnight Camp - ages 7 to 13 only
Saturday, June 9

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to spend the night in the park. Kids will enjoy a grilled dinner, play games, work in teams, exercise their nocturnal skill in observing wildlife on a night hike, sleep under the stars (in their own tent),and relish a hearty breakfast with new friends.

Tuesday Evening Outings on the Eagle Express
Tuesday, June 19

Sit back and ride aboard the Eagle Express for rare evening excursion out to the bald eagle nest viewing site.

Nature Walk & Talk
Friday, June 22

Share your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers as we discover and rediscover the park's hidden treasures..

J.A.T.T Bike Ride
Friday, July 6

"Just At Twilight Time" explore the Barr Lake 9-mile trail at dusk by bike.

​ Wildlife Viewing Guides​

bighorn sheep and mountain goat brochure cover ​

Bighorn Sheep
& Mountain Goats

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Deer ​& Elk

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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.

 

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