Evening Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch

Rebecca Weiss

June 20, 2023

Evening Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 6-8pm
Weather: Clear
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt, CO

Evening is a wonderful time to enjoy birdwatching! We enjoyed warm temperatures and the setting sun, and excellent light for viewing birds. Highlights included a family of Killdeers with four chicks, the four Say’s Phoebes that are standing on the rim of their nest ready to fledge any minute, several Nighthawks foraging very high in the sky, Lewis’s Woodpeckers active at their nest site, and many adult birds seen with bills full of food for their broods. We also saw fledgling Red-winged Blackbirds and molting Mallards. It is an exciting time of year for bird behaviors with all the active nests! Join us tomorrow for birding the burn area on Basalt Mountain!


Species List:

Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Say’s Phoebe
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Featured photo: Common Nighthawk.

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