Thanks to the abundance of lush forests and many lakes and rivers, Aspen is home to a wide variety of bird-watching opportunities. Novice birders and experts alike come to observe the many different species. Check out some of Aspen's local birds including but not limited to: MacGillvray's, Orange-Crowned Warblers, Red Crossbill, Brown Creeper, Red-Naped Sapsucker, American Dipper. There's something for everyone when it comes to birding in Aspen!
Birding Tours and Events
On Tuesday May 21st, join Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) for their morning birding outing. You'll venture to a variety of bird habits including Hallam Lake, North Star nature preserve, and other hot spots around Aspen. Birders of all experience levels are welcome!
On Tuesdays throughout the summer, Aspen Center For Environmental Science (ACES) offers morning birding tours for ages seven and above guided by local naturalist, Rebecca Weiss. ACES can provide binoculars to guests who do not have them.
ACES also offers a unique opportunity to join their ACES Bird Club, allowing participants to engage in bird watching on a whole new level. Learn from expert birders while networking with other avid birders. Members of the ACES Bird Club also have access to all information regarding migration patterns, rare bird sightings, and upcoming birding events.