Birding Club Species Lists

August 26, 2017 Birding Club outing to Hecla Junction:

Peregrine falcon taken at Hecla Junction; Photo: Sandy Ewald

Bird species list (11): Common Merganser, Peregrine Falcon, Hummingbirds (sp.), Atlantic Puffin, Common Raven, Yellow Warbler, Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay, Chickadee (sp.), Western Bluebird, Townsend’s Solitaire, Lesser Goldfinch

August 4, 2017 Birding Club outing to Frantz Lake:

Bird species list (20): Canada goose, Mallard, Double Crested-Cormorant, Black-crowned Night Heron – juvenile, Turkey Vulture, Swainson’s Hawk, American Crow – several mobbing the owl, Eurasian Collared Dove, Great Horned Owl, Broad-tailed Hummingbird – on nest, Belted Kingfisher, Western-Wood Pewee, Swallow sp., Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

July 23, 2017 Birding Club outing to Chalk Creek Fish Rearing Unit:

Bird species list (28): Canada goose, Ring-necked Duck, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Rough-winged Swallow, Chickadee sp., White-breasted Nuthatch (heard), House Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch

July 8, 2017 Birding Club outing to Mt Ouray State Wildlife Area:

Bird species list (23): Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Hawk sp., Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Bullock’s Oriole

June 3, 2017 Birding Club outing to Russell Lakes, San Luis Valley:

Bird species list (46): Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe (family), Western Grebe, White Pelican, American bittern, Cattle Egret (not common at location), Black-crowned Night Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson’s Hawk, Red-tailed hawk, Sora (heard only), American Coot (family), Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Eurasian Collared dove, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-wing Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow, Western Chorus Frog (heard only)

May 27, 2017 Birding Club outing to Fairview Cemetery, Salida:

Bird species list (39): Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Brown-headed Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Finch, and…Gunnison’s Prairie Dog, Wyoming Ground Squirrel and American Badger

May 21, 2017: Scissor-tailed flycatcher seen on CR 160 across from Mt Ouray SWA staff house.

May 7, 2017 Birding Club outing to McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista:

Bird species list (19): Canada Goose, Mallard, Eurasian Collared Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Dipper, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Evening Grosbeak, Cowbird, House Finch

February 24, 2017 Birding Club Raptor trip to Fisherman’s Bridge, Ruby Mountain and Johnson Village areas:

Bird species list (20): Canada Goose, Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared Dove, Northern Shrike, Western Scrub-Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Black-billed Magpie, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, M, F, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Mammals (5): Bighorn Sheep, Coyote, Mule Deer, Prairie Dog, Chipmunk

January 21, 2017 Birding Club outing to Sands Lake:

Species list (19): Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Great-tailed Grackle