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Birding Colorado Springs: Home

Birds commonly seen in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas.

Why birding?

Birding, or birdwatching, can be done just about anywhere, and combined with many other hobbies. It brings an enjoyment and appreciation of nature, and it's something you can share with family and friends. You can go hiking and look for birds at the same time; you can bird while you travel; you can see birds just going between work and the parking lot. The hobby can be done at any level, for minimal expenditure or expensive outlays or anywhere in between.

Birding resources: websites

All About Birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Aiken Audubon Society: Colorado Springs area chapter of the Audubon Society

Colorado Checklists by County - click on El Paso

Colorado Rare Bird Alerts: Google Group including state of Colorado sightings (Beta as of 1/22/2015)

Macaulay Library: recordings of bird songs

Birding resources: Books in Tutt Library

Here are some selected works. For a more comprehensive search, try birds colorado as a subject search in Tiger.

The Sibley field guide to birds of western North America / written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley
Tutt Library Reference: QL681 .S494 2003x

The Sibley guide to birds / written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley
Tutt Library Reference: QL681 .S497 2000

Colorado breeding birds atlas / Hugh E. Kingery, editor ; illustrated by Radeaux
Tutt Library Reference and Special Collections: QL684.C6 K56 1998

Colorado birds : a reference to their distribution and habitat / Robert Andrews & Robert Righter
Tutt Library Reference, Stacks, and Special Collections: QL684.C6 A53 1992

The Sibley guide to bird life & behavior / illustrated by David Allen Sibley ; edited by Chris Elphick, John B. Dunning, Jr., David Allen Sibley
Tutt Library Reference: QL681 .S495 2001

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