Habitats

and their associated birds

Colorado is blessed with a tremendous variety of habitat types, which results in a tremendous variety of birds. In order to find a bird, you are best off looking for its habitat, and this requires at least a basic knowledge of Colorado's flora and geology. This section describes the main habitat types and some birds that are associated with them and may be hard to find elsewhere.

Sagebrush Foothill Shrubs Spruce-Fir Forest
Yucca Ponderosa Pine Forest Alpine Tundra
Shortgrass Prairie Aspen Groves Cliff Faces
Lowland Riparian Woodland Lodgepole Pine Forest Subalpine Life Zone
Scrub Oak Woodland Streamside Willows Rimrock and Mesa Country
Pinyon-Juniper Forest