Colorado is a magical place in winter.
Many don backcountry skis or snowshoes and escape the stress and the holiday throngs to enjoy the solitude, peace, and beauty of nature.
Winter offers wildlife viewing opportunities that are not found at any other time of the year. As the snow deepens in the high country the animals move to wintering grounds in lower elevations and valley bottoms. Animals you can see in winter include moose, deer, and furbearers such as marten, ermine and perhaps a rare glimpse of bobcat or cougar. Birds abound in this icy wonderland—jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, and owls.
Feeding birds is probably one of the most popular wildlife related activities in Colorado during the winter months. Anyone can participate and learn about the various birds that winter here. However, there are some things to watch out for when you start feeding birds in your backyard.
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