If you are an avid birder or simply enjoy hearing the morning bird song, you’ll feel right at home on our open mountainside with the many birds that call McGregor home.

Bird Watching

World class bird watching from the comfort of
your cabin

Bird feeders and bird houses dot the Lodge grounds near the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Year round, a lively chorus of birdsong kicks each day off to a great start.

When 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. But we are particularly known for our abundant Hummingbirds in the summer.

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.

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
  • Harris’s Sparrow
  • 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.