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Birding in the Rockies

June 1 to July 15

Join Joel for a birding tour in the Rockies, complete with tips, tidbits, and maybe even a new bird for your checklist.

A guided birding tour will introduce you to the feathered fauna of the Canadian Rockies, birds that are tough, beautiful, and very creative in their survival strategies. From the end of spring migration to the height of breeding season, our birds are in their best plumage, and their best voice.

In June, there are a lot of migrants coming through, and resident birds are singing and courting. By July, the birds start to quiet down (they switch from courting to breeding and rearing young), so we see and hear fewer birds in July than in June.

Get ready for your trip with a birding app from Cornell or Audubon, and for a taste of the stories you’ll hear, take a look at one of the birding posts on my Nature Notes blog. A new Banff bird checklist is now available online, and the printed version is due for publication in 2024 or 2025.

Availability and booking

Go to my availability calendar to see open dates and find my booking form. Once I’ve received your form, I’ll call you to discuss details – what birds you are hoping to see, where to go, and more.

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