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Title: The Guide to Colorado Birds
Author: Mary Taylor Gray
Publisher: Westcliffe Publishers
Pages: 256

  • professional color photos
  • color tab index to bird categories
  • key characteristics for field identification
  • notes on the birds' homes and habits
  • Colorado birding hot spots
  • List of birding resources and organizations
  • Colorado bird species checklist
  • easy to use


This birding guide is meant for adult use, but its colorful pictures and clear writing make it ideal for kids. The book doesn’t describe every last bird you might see in Colorado, but it covers all the ones you are likely to see.

The page on each bird starts with obvious features for identifying it in the field. The author follows with notes on the bird’s home and habits, adding interest for kids who are curious about what they are seeing.

Bring The Guide to Colorado Birds along on hikes or read it at bedtime. Either way, it makes and excellent reference for young birdwatchers.