Ornithologists are out in full force this spring. Are you one of them? This awesome interactive map helps you monitor hummingbirds as they make their migration into Colorado for spring 2022.

If the activity on the Audubon portion of Grand Junction's Riverfront Trail is any indication, local bird watchers are out and about. Here's a chance to stay up to speed with hummingbird activity across Colorado.

Get our free mobile app

Hummingbirds Sightings in Western Colorado for Spring 2022

According to Hummingbird Central, a Broad-tailed Hummingbird came to the feeder at a home in Montrose, Colorado on April 9 of this year. This is a little bit early compared to most years. The website Only In Your State reports:

Hummingbirds spend their time from around September to around April in warmer climates nearer to the equator. In April, though, they begin a mass migration northward – arriving in colorful Colorado in late April, and staying until about August.

Other Sightings Around Colorado for April 2022

It appears as though April 9, 2022 was the big day. These are the first four Hummingbird sightings for Colorado in 2022.

Eagle, Colorado
hummingbirdcentral.com / Canva
loading...
attachment-Montrose, Colorado
loading...
attachment-Roxborough, Colorado
loading...
Pleasant View, Colorado
Hummingbirdcentral.com / Canva
loading...

You'll notice that in each case, the birds observed were Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. According to audubon.org, this variety is typically found in mountain meadows and forests.

Breeds mostly in mountains, up to over 10,000 feet elevation. Mostly in rather open forest, especially near streams, including pine-oak and pinyon-juniper woods, and associations of spruce, Douglas-fir, and aspen. Migrants occur in all semi-open habitats of mountains and also make stopovers in lowlands. - audubon.org

Be a Part of the Fun

Hummingbird Central's Spring 2022 Hummingbird Migration Map is a ton of fun. You can be a part of it. You can report your sightings while remaining completely anonymous. They do not share your name, email, or exact address. They only share the info you provide regarding your city, state, and sighting details.

Colorado 2022 Hummingbird Sightings
Hummingbird Central / Canva
loading...

15 Best Small Towns in Colorado to Visit

Whether they might be ski towns, old mining towns, or towns known for their hot springs, Colorado has no shortage of great small towns. I've lived in four very different parts of Colorado in my 34 years on this planet, (Eagle, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction,) and have traveled all over the state.

However, The Crazy Tourist's list of the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado actually features some towns that I've never been to.

According to The Crazy Tourist, these are the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado.

START SCROLLING: Small Colorado Towns Known for Big Things

Colorado is full of towns and cities of all sizes. If you're on the front range, you have the majority of big populated cities. Move more towards the east and west, and these towns get smaller and smaller.

Just because some of these towns are populated by very few people, that doesn't mean they are not home to big things.

Let's take a look at these small Colorado towns known for big things.

Ten Underrated Places to Visit in Colorado

Everybody knows about places like the Great Sand Dunes, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, and Mesa Verde, but there are some places in Colorado that not everybody knows about.

According to OnlyInYourState.com, these are ten of the most underrated places to visit in Colorado.