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PINGREE PARK, COLORADO

Birding and Hiking in the Colorado Rockies

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Program #4821RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
From our base on a 1,300-acre mountain campus, set in a beautiful valley at 9,000 feet surrounded by national forest, we will discover the summer mountain bird species. Walks occur each morning before breakfast to different birding observation locations. Field trips either via hiking or van to different bird habitats, sometimes above the treeline. Gain a greater understanding of birds, observation of mountain species, and a balanced ecological insight into bird and human behavior. Appropriate for beginning birders and/or those unfamiliar with the bird species of the mountains of Northern Colorado.


Highlights

• From Pingree Park, explore summer Rocky Mountain birds and their habitats, many just outside your front door!
• Hike above the treeline to look for ptarmigan, Blue Grouse and other high-country birds.
• Discover how altitude during field trips affects flora and fauna and creates ideal but fragile habitats for birds and wildlife.

Program Notes

Beginning birders welcome. So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. This birding program is held at the same time as "Astronomy in the Rocky Mountains" (#4668) for friends or couples who want to attend and split programs but lodge together. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking and hiking daily, some days up to five miles, over uneven terrain, steep hills. In order to get to the best birding locations, participants should expect to be hiking on this program. Elevations of 9,000-10,500 feet.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

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4.5
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