Burrowing Owl

Lucy's Warbler

Scaled quail

Tundra Swan - a winter surprise

Great Horned Owl

Adult Bald Eagle

Adult Bald Eagle

Gray Jay

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“I have been a birder in southwest Colorado for over 40 years. I can provide you with information and professional birding contacts to make your stay in southwest Colorado more enjoyable. We have an annual Christmas Bird Count held the day after Christmas and it is open to all who show up in the early hours of the morning. Cortez also has a spring birding festival organized by the Cortez Cultural Center. Check their website for the latest festival information.

“Our environment here extends from high desert to tundra with many unique specie observations possible for your life list – the images below are favorites from my personal library. Email me with your particular interest. I provide individually designed birding tours. Birds feature in Prehistoric Rock Art in the southwest, as in this image on the right.” —¬†Fred Blackburn

If you need lodging during your visit to Southwest Colorado, check out Bear Creek Mountain Lodge.