When visiting Colorado National Monument, take the opportunity to enjoy the abundant bird life that surrounds you. Listen, you might hear the laughing call of a raven or the mellow whistle of a Say's phoebe. You might see a Gambel's quail scurry across a trail or witness a turkey vulture wobble on an air current high above.
Birds can be challenging to identify and generate much curiosity. To aid the beginning birdwatcher, the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore offers a broad selection of books and a checklist of common park birds.
For more information on landbirds at Colorado National Monument, visit the Northern Colorado Plateau Network website.
Last updated: April 9, 2020