Birdwatching in the Colorado Mountains is a fun and rewarding activity. When considering life in the mountains, typical recreational activities may include skiing, snowshoeing, Trail Hiking Burro Trail, hunting, rafting, and so much more. In general, those entrenched in a Summit, Eagle, or Grand County Property Search seek a vacation or mountain retreat to enjoy life in one of the mountain communities close to world-class skiing and amenities at Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, or Winter Park Resorts.
Proximity to the communities of Silverthorne, Frisco, Dillon, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vail and Winter Park are important considerations for property buyers wishing to enjoy the mountains, lakes, and rivers in the mountains. Our communities surrounded by the beauty of the natural resources create an excellent environment for healthy bird populations, making birdwatching another fun and rewarding activity when hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, kayaking and even skiing.
Birds naturally feed on insects and berries, and to encourage more species of birds in your area, a birdbath in the summer and bird feeders year-round will attract a variety of visitors including the Colorado State Bird Lark Bunting, Black-Headed Grosbeak, Mountain Chickadee, and White Breasted Nuthatch to name a few. The Audubon Society Bird Field Guide offers a great resource for all things bird watching. Probably most striking and often enjoyed while hiking in the mountains is the Mountain Bluebird known for its memorable bright blue appearance. The Mountain Bluebird can be found in lowland prairies and sagebrush flats, as well as alpine zones above timberline.
How many birds make their home in the Colorado mountains? A lot! Our National Park Service states that due to its diverse habitat for birds, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is designated as a "Global Important Bird Area" in 2000. In addition to enjoying the variety of bird activity near your mountain home, more traditional birdwatching is a very rewarding activity for individuals and families looking to enjoy life in the Colorado mountains. To get started, a bird guide and binoculars are helpful to view and identify different bird species. With an abundance of birds throughout the mountains, and a little education about bird species, birdwatching is a rewarding activity that can be enjoyed every day while living in the mountains.
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By Coldwell Banker