Where to Find Birds
One of the great things about being a birder is that aside from insects, birds are probably the easiest animals to find. In the sky, on the ground, in the trees—they're everywhere! Plus, with their songs and calls, they're practically telling you where they are (although finding a singing bird can sometimes be frustratingly difficult).
Because of this, you can find a diversity of beautiful and interesting birds in most places. However, it is nice to find places that provide an exceptionally good birding experience or a diversity of habitats.
The number of birds isn’t the only thing that makes a place good for birding. It should also be fairly easy to get to, accessible to your physical abilities, and safe and relaxing to be in. Here are some places Audubon chapter members recommend in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
Birding Locations by City
Where to Find Birds in Denver
Discover the joy of urban bird watching in Denver, Colorado!
Where to Find Birds in Salt Lake City
Great places to start exploring Salt Lake City birding.
Where to Find Birds in Casper
Four hotspots for bird watching in and around Casper, Wyoming.
Where to Go Birding in Fort Collins
Great places to discover the birds of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Where to Find Birds in Evergreen
Places to go bird watching recommended by Evergreen Audubon.
Where to Find Birds in Pagosa Springs
A beginner’s guide to bird watching in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Boulder Birding Destinations
Favorite bird watching locations provided by Boulder County Audubon Society.
A map and descriptions of popular birding locations provided by Laramie Audubon Society.
Specific Birding Locations
Lee Creek Natural Area
Restoring and protecting unique and vital habitat at Great Salt Lake.
News and Stories
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