Bird Watching in Pagosa Springs

We have some of the best bird watching in Pagosa Springs! Right outside RiverWalk Inn is the paved Riverwalk trail that follows the San Juan river through downtown.

Bird Watching in Pagosa Springs - Waterfowl love our ponds!

This Pagosa Springs area is a great place to see lots of birds including American Dippers as they dip, swim and chirp at the river's edge, or see Kingfishers seeking out their next meal. We also see Lewis's Woodpeckers, and lots of waterfowl frequent our ponds in our backyard. So if you're looking for a good place to go birding, come stay with us at RiverWalk Inn and venture out into the wild to see lots of our feathered friends. The San Juan Riverwalk is a birding hotspot! Interested in learning more? Check out our local Audubon Chapter at: WeminucheAudubon.org

Bird Watching in Pagosa Springs Colorado - Kingfishers love the San Juan River

Here are some good areas for birding near Pagosa Springs:

  • Navajo State Park. Arboles, Colorado

  • Hot Creek Research Natural Area. La Jara, Colorado

  • Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

  • Tajique - Perra Canyons

  • Rio Grande and Home Lake State Wildlife Areas

  • Box Canyon Falls And Park

  • Russell Lakes State Wildlife Area

Bird Watching in Pagosa Springs Colorado - Keep an eye out for Ospreys!

So if you love bird watching, make sure to come stay with us in our beautiful remodeled rooms for year-round for some of the best birding in the area! Just outside in our backyard is the San Juan river, two ponds, and a nice paved Riverwalk trail that leads into town for lots of bird-spotting opportunities. Pagosa Springs Christmas Bird Count Many residents and visitors also participate in the annual Pagosa Springs Christmas Bird Count – come ID and count the birds with us! Learn more about the Pagosa Springs Christmas Bird Count at: rockies.audubon.org/blog/naturalist/pagosa-springs-2020-christmas-bird-count

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260 E Pagosa St

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970.264.4161

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