Morning Birding at Hallam Lake, 6/7/22

ACES Staff

June 8, 2022

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake, 6/7/22

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 6:30am-9:30am
Weather: Mostly Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake Nature Preserve

Following some much-needed rain, bird activity was high! Our mini-lesson focused on the Merlin app and ways to use it in the field, including learning bird sounds, confirming what we heard and picking up on the sounds of birds that we hadn’t yet noticed. Merlin increased our bird list today by about 4 additional species that we might otherwise have missed. Highlights today included fledgling song sparrows, many mallard ducklings on the lake, learning the western tanager’s song, and watching an active dipper nest. We enjoyed watching the incubating ospreys and herons and soaking in the morning chorus. It’s a magical time of year for observing birds — join us on Thursday for a field trip through the Lake Christine burn area on Basalt Mountain! View all upcoming birding outings!

Species List:

Broad-tailed hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Wilson’s Snipe
Great Blue Heron
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Evening Grosbeak
House Finch
Cassin’s Finch
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Western Tanager

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Featured photo: Yellow Warbler

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