The Colorado Plains, Canyons and Rockies are home to myriad species of rare and unique birds. Come see for yourself as you hike with experts and search for more than 150 bird species.
Rating (4.25)
Program No. 4821RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Add to your birding life list in one of four beautiful Colorado locations! Discover the variety of species that call this diverse state home along the deserts and plains or above the tree lines of the Rockies. Each day, walk to different birding observation locations and enjoy field trips via hiking or van to different habitats, depending on the date. Join us on Colorado’s southeastern plains in early May, or amidst the Rockies surrounding Estes Park or Pingree Park in mid-June and mid-July. Whether you’re a novice or experienced birder, you’ll delight in this avian adventure!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Daily walks of 2 and up to 5 miles while birding, on rocky, uneven trails. Elevation changes of up to 1000 ft on walks; Elevations between 4,000 – 10,000 ft. depending upon location in Colorado. Access to birding locations requires drives by van of thirty minutes to two hours to maximize birding opportunities.
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 ...

  • Choose your date by which birding habitat intrigues you most: La Junta, Estes Park or Pingree Park.
  • Hike along river valleys and canyons to above the tree line to look for desert and high-country birds.
  • Discover how elevation affects flora and fauna and creates ideal but fragile habitats for birds and wildlife.

General Notes

Itinerary varies by date, please see Date Specific Information for species list. While this is a birding program it involves significant amounts of walking at high elevations. 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 Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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