Photos of birding trip Colorado 1-7 September 2002
see report in www.jvanderw.nl 
John  van der Woude, The Netherlands








In Pawnee National Grassland, along the road CR 96, "Murphy's Pasture". McCown's Longspur, and abundant Horned Larks.



Prairie dogs united. Part of a prairie dog town in Pawnee National Grassland.








Blue Grouse in Rocky Mountain National Park, near Club Lake trailhead in eastern part of the park. Small stream in the background.





The eastern part of Rocky Mountain National Park, with the valley of Moraine Park/Bear Lake/Club Lake.





The tundra along the Trail Ridge road, high in Rocky Mountain National Park. Very dry now (and especially this year), with few birds. But some good species just below the tree line: Grey Jay, Townsend Solitaire.





Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, in an intermontane basin with sage brush and some pools. Ferruginous Hawk, Horned and Black-necked Grebe, Wilson's Phalarope, Sage Thrasher.














Beaver dam along road through Cameron Pass, North of Rocky Mountain National Park.







Coniferous forests at Cameron Pass. Quite a few White-winged Crossbills (and Red Crossbill). Also Three-toed Woodpecker, Pine Siskin, Sharp-shinned Hawk.








The stream going down eastward from Cameron Pass. American Dipper here.





Garden of the Gods, a foothill reserve near Colorado Springs. White-throated Swift, Canyon Wren, Spotted Towhee, Scrub Jay.






Two Buttes state wildlife area, a well watered canyon amidst the prairies here in SE Colorado. Blue Grosbeak and a nice array of other species.





Cottonwood canyon, a long and winding narrow valley in the Comanche National Grasslands in SE Colorado. Mississippi Kite (several), Golden Eagle, Wild Turkey, Lewis Woodpecker, three kingbird species.