Join us on our Colorado grouse birding tour to experience an amazing wildlife spectacle - the foot-stomping, cooing and cackling of lekking grouse!
April in Colorado is a wonderful time of year. Snow-capped peaks straddling the Continental Divide, immense prairies and plains, wildlife-rich riparian corridors, and magnificent canyons and remarkable rock formations. And April is the time when Greater and Gunnison Sage-Grouse, and Lesser and Greater Prairie-Chickens are foot-stomping, cooing and cackling, as the males try to impress females and dominate rivals.
Travel around Colorado and Utah is usually easy (as long as we do not experience a late snowfall!), with fine accommodations, and although there are several long drives, we travel through superlative and photogenic scenery. Mesas along the Colorado River, extensive grasslands and sagebrush, many snow-capped peaks over 4000 metres, magnificent canyons and wonderful vistas, alkaline lakes, and beautiful montane spruce-fir forests. Target species include Mountain Plover, all three rosy-finches, Dusky Grouse, Pinyon Jay, McCown’s Longspur, and a host of mammals: Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn, Elk, Mule Deer, Coyote and Red Fox.