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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
C Goulart Aurora Weekend American English
I bird the front range and the prairies of Colorado. Always looking forward to birding with others!
K Smock Buena Vista Anytime English, bit of Spanish
I also live part time in Lyons county in summer and and Cape Coral, Fl in winter, where I belong to the Calusa Birding Club.
L Powers Crested Butte Anytime English
K Schwartz Denver (Summer) Anytime English
L Wehrwein Fountain Weekend English
G Weston Georgetown Anytime English
L Andes-Georges Longmont Anytime French, English
While not a master birder, I'm competent in the Rocky Mountains, and can find out easily whatever may be helpful. Not always available (traveling!). One hour from Rocky Mountain National Park, and Indian Peaks Wilderness. One hour away from great plains/grassland areas. Note that many high altitudes not easily accessible Nov to May.


  C Starace Niwot Anytime English
  I am a senior birder who has spent many years both leading walks for Audubon Chapters and other organizations both here in Colorado and on eastern Long Island New York.

I have birded some Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central America and South America. My open days are mainly Monday through Fridays.
I live on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. My town of Niwot is just a few miles from the foothills. The cities of Boulder and Longmont are just minutes away.

The places I bird daily are all within a thirty minute drive.

Area Birds:
Lazuli Bunting, Bullocks Oriole, Western Tanager, Canyon Wren, Stellers Jay, Bl.

My interests other than birding are Jazz, Jazz, and more Jazz Music, especially 50's and 60's, World Music,19th and 20th Century Art, both American and European, Occasionally watching Surfing videos, I was an active surfer for 20 years in the 60's and 70's], reading Archaeology, particularly of the America's and Paleontology, and the Weather and weather events.

L Cunningham Palisade Anytime English
R Magill Palisade Weekend English
I am a certified wildlife biologist in western Colorado. I live at the eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau which is dominated by open juniper with sagebrush, canyons.
B Macurda Southwest Colorado (Summer only) Anytime English
I am a geologist by trade. My wife and I have birded on 7 continents. My life list is over 2000. We live in Spring near Houston from Oct.-April. I am often absent consulting. In the summer we live in SW Colorado from May-September and my availability is much better.


  D Edmonds Westminster CO and Patagonia, AZ Anytime English
  I am sometimes available to go into the field with birders, but am open to requests and will accommodate whenever possible.

I am more familiar with birding spots in Colorado, including Southern/Southeastern areas.
I live part of the year in Westminster (North Denver suburb), Colorado, and part in Patagonia, Arizona.

Area Birds:

Nature: birdwatching
J Jones Woodland Park Weekend English
I can show visiting birders around my county, if interested. Teller County. The places are Manitou Lake, Trout Creek riparian corridor, and Manitou Experimental Forest which includes breeding Flammulated Owls in May/June.

Professional Guides

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Name Company Area Available Language

David Rudin Have Binoculars Will Travel Colorado Springs, Colorado Anytime English

Hello, I have exclusive access to the 200 acre historic Venetucci Farm, an ebird hotspot.

I have been leading guided birding hikes here and at other locations for the last 10 years. I enjoy "immersion" birding, that is getting out in nature and walking.

Venetucci Farm, Bear Creek Park

Area Birds:
Orchard and Bullock's Oriole, Blue Grosbeak + varied migratory birds



  Nick Komar CDC, Quetzal Tours Fort Collins Anytime English
  Fort Collins is at an ecological crossroads of mountains and plains, West and East, North and South, making birding here very productive. We have many artificial reservoirs that attract gulls, shorebirds and waterfowl as well. Area:
Larimer County, Weld County, Pawnee National Grassland, Rocky Mountain National

Area Birds:

Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, audio recording

Carl Bendorf Colorado Birding Adventures Longmont, Colorado Anytime English

We offer individual and small-group birding tours in the northern Colorado Front Range including Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, Ft. Collins areas and the Pawnee National Grasslands.

Select from one of our standard destinations or create your own customized adventure. Let us be your guide!

Rocky Mountain National Park, Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado Front Range

Area Birds:
White-tailed Ptarmigan, Mountain Plover, Brown-capped Rosy Finch and more

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Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Colorado
Local weather Yahoo
Colorado Field Ornithologists Club
Colorado Birding Society Club
Audubon Colorado Society Club
Audubon Society of Greater Denver Club
Aiken Audubon Society Club
Arkansas Valley Audubon Society Club
Black Canyon Audubon Society Club
Boulder County Audubon Society Club
Durango Bird Club Club
Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society Club
Fort Collins Audubon Society Club
Grand Valley Audubon Society Club
Platte & Prairie Audubon Society Club
Roaring Fork Audubon Society Club
Platte & Prairie Audubon Society Club
The Gunnison Grouse(formally know as the Gunnison Sage-grouse) Sites
Colorado County Birding Sites
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