TOUR PACE: The entire tour is moderate with early mornings and long drives. The average day consists of leaving the hotel several hours before sunrise for best lek viewing. A quick breakfast and lunch with a relaxing dinner. Our drives will be broken by several birding stops and restroom breaks. Walking will usually be on well-maintained trails or along roads. You will have time for some bird photography.
CLIMATE: Colorado weather in mid March through April is unpredictable. The weather changes all the time. It can snow in the mountains any day of the year while the plains could reach highs in the 70’s. Plan on average low in the 20s with wind and a high in the mid 70s. Best to dress in layers. Lek viewing in the morning means several hours of very little movement during the coolest time of the day. Hand/toe warmers are helpful if you find most morning a little cold.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We will have comfortable standard motels or lodges throughout the tour. Some of our remote locations mean that accommodations are limited. In larger towns the hotels will be comfortable.
TRANSPORTATION: You’ll be traveling in 12-passenger window van or minivan, depending on the group size. When using 12-passenger window vans, we’ll take a maximum of seven passengers per vehicle plus the leader/driver. Participants should be able to ride in any seat in tour vehicles as we will switch every day.
ENTERING THE UNITED STATES: Non-US citizens need a valid passport and may need a tourist visa. Consult your nearest US Embassy or consulate for details.
SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited in the vehicles or when the group is gathered for meals, checklists, etc. If you are sharing a room with a non-smoker, please do not smoke in the room. If you smoke in the field, we ask that you do so well away and downwind from the group. If any location where the group is gathered has a stricter policy than the She Flew Birding Tour policy, that stricter policy will prevail.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A more complete general information will be sent to each registrant on receipt of deposit. A final information packet with instructions for meeting the group, hotel addresses and a detailed itinerary will be mailed about three weeks before trip departure. Other news will be communicated as necessary. If you have any questions, please contact us.