Walk on the Wild Side

St. Vrain State Park, one of Colorado’s state parks, is located in Longmont, Colorado and is a great place for bird-viewing at all times of the year. The fourteen ponds within the park provide many opportunities to see migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, song birds and birds of prey. St. Vrain State Park is home to the largest Heron rookery in the state and is the only known nesting site of Great Egrets in Colorado. Red-tailed Hawks and Osprey also utilize the park for nesting.  In addition, Bald Eagles consider the park as a winter habitat and American White Pelicans utilize the park for their summer habitat. When visiting the St. Vrain State Park, you have a really high chance of viewing at least one of the many species of birds that call the park home. St. Vrain State Park is truly a world class birding destination within Colorado.

You can access their birding checklist here: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/StVrain/Documents/BirdsofStVrain.pdf

For more information, visit: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/StVrain/Pages/Birds.aspx