Guided Birding Hikes: Spring Migration 2021



Greetings All  

Nothing in the birding world can match the intensity of spring migration! The urgency of birds pushing north, staking territories and finding mates is the starting gun of a race to raise this year's next group of youngsters. Before the trees leaf out birds can be easier to see and often are less wary as they desperately refuel and rest.  When conditions are right an incredible number and variety of birds can be seen. As we always say, “Any bird is possible during migration!”

Covid-19 Protocols

  • To keep everyone safe we will be limiting the number of participants to 10. This also creates a better birding experience.

  • Sorry, but there will be no books or binoculars available to be loaned out, nor can I pass around my ipad to show various bird field marks

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet and wearing of masks will also be required.

Spring Migration Outings 2021




*Songbird & the Orchid is a unique shop in Old Colorado City specializing in backyard birding, Island Orchids, and nature inspired gifts.  Learn more about them at: PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION WILL BE THROUGH THE STORE FOR ALL SONGBIRD AND THE ORCHID SPONSORED OUTINGS: 719-475-1700.


Cost: $12/adult, $10/college student, $7/children (children 5 and under are free), unless noted otherwise. 

To Register: Please email David Rudin:, and provide date, number of participants and names. Please note my only compensation is participant fees (sponsored outings being the exception). Payment will be due the morning of the event payable by check made out to David Rudin or Cash (Exact Change please).  Hikes will go rain or shine.


To Register:  Email: David Rudin,,  or call 719-648-9324. To learn more about Birding Programs at the Venetucci Farm please visit: .  PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION WILL BE THROUGH SONGBIRD AND THE ORCHID FOR ALL OF THEIR SPONSORED OUTINGS: 719-475-1700.

Special Notes: Please bring binoculars and bird identification books. The walking will be moderate, unless otherwise noted, but please plan on trail hiking. Wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants and using bug spray is recommended to keep biting flies at bay during warm weather.

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