The festival promises to be a special event! Spring migration in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is often full of surprises. El Paso County, where the short-grass prairies rise to meet the majestic top of Pikes Peak, has much to offer.
Again this year, join world-renown Flammulated Owl researcher, Dr. Brian Linkhart, in the Manitou Experimental Forest to look for these diminutive raptors. Or visit a working cattle ranch to learn how ranchers and birders work together to preserve critical bird habitat. Stroll around a mountain lake looking and listening for returning summer residents or enjoy a hike in the aromatic junipers and scrub oaks of a foothill riparian area. Go higher in elevation and see what birds call the montane forests their home. Hike with a botanist and learn about the plants in the region.