One of the most popular activities on the ranch is birding. With a variety of habitats and elevations ranging from 5,000 to 9,000 feet, the ranch provides great viewing opportunities. Essentially an ecotone, this transition zone is where two distinctly different habitats come together and birds from both zones can flourish.
There are more than 100 species of birds to see on The High Lonesome Ranch, and we’ll provide you with the binoculars and the field guides necessary to identify them. Guided field trips are available, so come see raptors, songbirds, game birds, waterfowl, and wading birds to name just a few. The ranch’s dramatic change in elevation creates great diversity that brings even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiasts back for more. Combine birding with another activity like horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking, and you’ll be sure to cover ground while locating birds on your list.