- A-Z Animals
Around 514 bird species have been identified in Colorado as per the August 2021 records published by the CRBC or Colorado Bird Records Committee of the Colorado Field Ornithologist. The Clear Creek Canyon region in Colorado is home to several migratory birds like the Swainson’s Thrush, Yellow Warbler, and Western Tanager.
You would find birds of several sizes here, of which the golden eagle is the largest. Other eagle, and hawk species also count among the big birds living here. Of the small birds, the prominent ones include the black-capped chickadee, house finch, and American goldfinch.
The lark bunting has been the official state bird of Colorado since 1931.
Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Bald Eagle
Mountain Birds: White-tailed Ptarmigan, Three-toed Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee
Water Birds: American Bittern, American Dipper, Great Blue Heron
Backyard Birds: Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Black-billed Magpie
In Summer: Mourning Dove, Common Grackle, House Wren;
In Winter: Dark-eyed Junco
Rare Birds: Tundra Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, Short-billed Dowitcher