Tours & Destinations colorado
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. . . . . 2014 TOUR SCHEDULE . . . . .
THE BEST OF COLORADO
THE CHICKEN RUN - - GROUSE, CHICKENS, & PTARMIGAN30 March 2014 - 9 April 2014, 11 days & 10 nights
The Best of Colorado: Birds are wonderfully diverse here! For total number of species, Colorado ranks about sixth among all 50 states, give or take a place or two depending upon whose list you are considering. Our tour is designed to allow us to spend time birding the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Colorado Plateau, each day emphasizing the western birds you seldom or ever see on the east coast. We plan the tour to allow at least two opportunities for each of the many target bird species. Some days will be 'birdier' than others, and some days will afford more new birds than others. But every day will be a complete natural history experience!
Please join us to search for these birding highlights: Greater Prairie-Chicken, Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Greater Sage-Grouse, Dusky Grouse, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch, McCown’s Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, 'White-winged' Junco, Sage Thrasher, Brewer’s Sparrow, and Mountain Plover.
Your leaders are Andrew Griswold, Director of EcoTravel for Connecticut Audubon Society, and Phil Rusch from the University of Connecticut.