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Male mountain bluebird on nest box

From the grassy prairie lands to the snow-covered peaks, Colorado is home to more than 400 species of birds.

Whether you enjoy watching raptors soar through the sky, waterfowl dive for fish or songbirds flutter through the branches, you can find your favorites at Colorado State Parks. So grab your binoculars, and don’t forget your camera!

Places to go Birding: Colorado has many opportunities for observing more than 400 species of native and migratory birds. See the Birding Locations page for suggestions on where to go.

Birding with Kids: Birds are less elusive than many other kinds of wildlife and provide valuable lessons in ecology – the interaction between animals and their environment. Kids enjoy watching birds at any age. Take a look at the suggested activities on the CPW Birding with Kids Flyer  to help your children become excited about birds.

 Species Profiles

bird on the ground

From the Bald Eagle to the Yellow-breasted Chat, view Species profiles for over thirty birds commonly found in Colorado. Learn detailed information about range, habitat, diet, reproduction and much more. ​

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​​​Bird taking flight

The Avian Research Program conducts original research on the ecology and management of birds and their habitats. Emphasis is on addressing information needs for bird species of high management priority in the state of Colorado.

 Activities & Learning

Currently, there are 40 trails with over 800 sites to explore Colorado and view watchable wildlife. A​​​​lternatively, you can view an interactive map with the trail locations.