If you had to pick a bird in Colorado that signifies the arrival of spring, the Western Meadowlark just might be it.
All across the plains these chubby, colorful birds let loose with a distinctive song that is easily recognizable. These birds are very common across much of the western two thirds of the United States. When not foraging on the ground, they can oftentimes be found perched on wires, fences and poles in open areas.
To hear the song of the Western Meadowlark, have a listen here.