Bird watchers are finding their perfect playground on the Pioneering Plains of northeastern Colorado. The natural backdrop of Plains areas such as Sterling and Logan County invites birders to journey off the beaten track in search of new encounters with a variety of species in an unspoiled environment. Did you know there are more than 300 species of birds in this area?
As a state, Colorado is recognized on most "top 10 states for birding" lists and the northeast corner of the state offers some of the highest quality birding experiences in the US Great Plains. Species you can anticipate seeing include: Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Mountain Plover (can be hard to find), Burrowing Owl, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Horned Lark, Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown's Longspur, Cassin's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lark Bunting, Vesper Sparrow, and Bullock's Oriole, to name a few. Click on BIRDING ON THE PLAINS
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