Trip report: Colorado (April 2015) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Andrew Spencer. This was a set departure tour.

Our Colorado tour, which in 2015 we ran for the fifth year in a row, is perhaps the best in the US for variety. Perhaps not a huge variety in final trip list, but variety in scenery, habitat, and different avian behaviors. As always we had not only unmatched views of the many grouse that make this tour so special, but also the mix of east and west, desert to mountain to wetland, and spring and winter that typify this great state. The unparalleled spectacle that makes up the annual ritual of grouse dancing was the clear highlight of course, but other species such as all three Rosy-Finches, a surprise Northern Goshawk, colorful Lewis’s Woodpeckers and cryptic Mountain Plovers, and a good dose of mammals, all made for an unforgettable trip.

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