About Your Trip Leader

Meet Dale Pate

Dale Pate

Growing up in south Texas and traveling to many states and a few other countries, I have always been interested in birds. It took many years and moving to Colorado to finally give me the time, interest, and focus to become more serious about birding. I have been an avid photographer for many years so I began taking photos to help me identify the birds I was seeing. I like the citizen science aspect of birding where observation and documentation can help in the greater understanding of not only birds but the environmental and biological communities that surround us.

I began leading DFO trips in 2018 and enjoy learning about the birds we find locally from the prairies to the mountains and throughout Colorado during all seasons of the year. My trips tend to include visiting several areas with short forays, sometimes with slightly longer hikes. I enjoy focusing on specific counties to work in.