Birding By Habitat Species List | June 26, 2017

ACES Staff

June 27, 2017

Birding By Habitat Species List | June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00AM – 12:00AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Aspen Grove Cemetery, Ute Cemetery, Sunnyside Trail, private residence in Woody Creek, Ziegler Reservoir

Species Identified              

Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey (pictured above)
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker


Dusky Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Virginia’s Warbler

  MacGillivray’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Cassin’s Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak


Today’s destinations took us to the following Montane habitats: riparian, cottonwood riverbottom, conifer forest, aspen forest, mountain shrubland, and oak shrubland. Highlights of the day included a visit to a large heronry in the Woody Creek area with many active nests, a pair of ospreys at Hallam Lake, a female Black-chinned Hummingbird in cottonwoods along the Roaring Fork River, Lewis’s Woodpeckers in Woody Creek, and a visit to Ziegler Reservoir with guest visit by Tom Cardamone. At Ziegler Reservoir we explored the Pleistocene habitats that once existed at that site and the avifauna that were documented by the Snowmastodon Dig. Tom explained that fossils recovered by the dig included a rosy finch, a crane, a wading/shorebird, four species of ducks, and a goose. This provided a unique habitat experience as part of our series. Join us for more excellent birding and special access on July 6th for the final outing in this series, covering habitats from North Star Nature Preserve to the top of Independence Pass!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 


Photo by Dale Armstrong

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