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Birds of Boulder County featuring Photos by Gerhard Assenmacher
We are working to construct an on-line field guide of birds seen in Boulder County. Each entry has at least one beautiful photograph of the bird plus information about its status, population and conservation. This is a work in progress, but all of the species have at least one photo now.
Go to the birds!
Birdwatching Destinations in Boulder County
Nearly half of Boulder County is public land, so there are literally hundreds of trails available to birdwatchers, from the plains to the Continental Divide. Here are a few of our favorites. For a comprehensive list of wheelchair accessible trails, visit Trails Accessibility Guide. For finding trails, we recommend the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks trail map (available online or at their offices at Chautauqua Park and 66 South Cherryvale Rd.) and the Boulder County Topographic Map (available at the Map Gallery in Boulder).
Dragonflies of Boulder County
Naturalists Scott Severs, Ann Cooper and Steve Jones present a photographic compilation of their exploration into the fascinating world of the dragonflies, the colorful aerial predators of the insect kingdom. Start learning about Boulder County dragonflies!