Birding

One of the many bird feeders at McGregor Mountain Lodge

One of the many bird feeders at McGregor Mountain Lodge

Bird feeders and bird houses dot the Lodge grounds along the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Year round, a lively chorus of birdsong starts each day.

We are particularly known for our abundant Hummingbirds in the summer. There is a feeder at each cottage or suite and we make daily rounds to keep them filled.

On winter days when the tundra up Fall River Canyon is especially cold or windy, our normal montane birds are joined by flocks of House Finches. Winters are also the time when the Grosbeaks make their regular visits to our feeders.

The bird migration in spring brings surprise visitors to our feeders and there is nothing as exhilarating as the sound of the first hummer in May.

Stellar's Jay

Steller's Jay

Birds that are seen on the Lodge property:

  • American Robin
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Cassin’s Finch
  • Clark’s Nutcracker
  • Crow
  • Dark-Eyed Junco
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Green-Tailed Towhee
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • House Finch
  • House Sparrow
  • House Wren
  • Magpie
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Pine Siskin
  • Pygmy Nuthatch
  • Red-Naped Sapsucker
  • Red Shafted Flicker
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Rock Dove (pigeon)
  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet
  • Song Sparrow
  • Starling
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Townsend’s Solitaire
  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-Green Swallow
  • Western Tanager
  • White Breasted Nuthatch
  • White Crowned Sparrow

Thanks to Bob & Nancy Bierling & Bill Bossman for providing this list!

If you have been a guest at McGregor Mountain Lodge, and have some species to add to this list, please contact us.

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

House Finch

House Finch