Bird Watching

Many of our residences have stunning backyard views out to the national forest, where you can see over 260+ species of birds. These species include shy, modest little brown birds to dramatic, colorful eagles, hawks and hummingbirds. There are also wild turkeys walking through our snowy yards and roost in nearby pine forests. A few dippers can be seen around the Rio Grande and its South Fork, within town limits. Owls’ impressive night-songs enchant visitors with haunting tunes from the forest. There are also colorful and vibrant bluebirds, hummingbirds, and jays from shiny black to gray and metallic blue. Soaring predators and flitting prey provide some wonderful drama, and feeders in town offer a likely sighting right from your car!

Monte Vista Crane festival

Sandhill Cranes and other migratory birds follow a long route during their seasonal migrations. Along the way, there are many places where you can stop and view these beautiful creatures. So what makes the Monte Vista Crane Festival Unique? We believe it is a combination of unmatched scenery, exceptional wildlife viewing, and the friendly, welcoming communities of the San Luis Valley.

At the Monte Vista Crane Festival you can enjoy thousands of Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery. Raptors will adorn the power poles and owls will be sitting with their young. A visit to the Monte Vista Crane Festival is an opportunity to see an amazing natural spectacle as well as experience a unique rural community.

Please contact 719.873.5456 for more details