Birding and Hiking in the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are home to myriad species of rare and unique birds. Come see for yourself as you hike with experts to search for Ptarmigan, Dusky Grouse and majestic Bald Eagles.
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Program No. 4821RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Add to your birding life list in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains! Discover the species that call this region home during the summer months as you join us at Estes Park in June or Colorado State University’s Mountain Campus at Pingree Park in July. Walk each day to different birding observation locations, and enjoy field trips either via hiking or van to different habitats, sometimes above the treeline. Whether you’re a novice or experienced, you’ll delight in this adventure!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to five miles daily over varied terrain, including steep hills. Elevations of 7,500-12,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Depending on date, join us in Estes Park or Pingree Park to explore summer Rocky Mountain birds and their habitats, many just outside your front door!
  • Hike above the treeline to look for ptarmigan, Sooty Grouse, Dusky Grouse and other high-country birds.
  • Discover how elevation affects flora and fauna and creates ideal but fragile habitats for birds and wildlife.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to 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.
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Tim Banks
Tim Banks graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s in wildlife biology and a master’s in outdoor recreation. He served for many years as a police officer, retiring in 2006 as the Chief of Police of the University of Wyoming. Since retirement, Tim has pursued his love for birding and natural history. He served as president of the Laramie chapter of the Audubon Society for many years, and has conducted birding and ecology surveys for the Wyoming Fish and Game Department.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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