Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

ACES Staff

October 6, 2020

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:30AM – 10:30AM
Weather:  Sunny 
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified:

Canada Goose
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Cooper’s Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler




Today’s mini-lesson featured three fall/winter sparrows to have on your radar – these birds are already being seen in the valley:  white-crowned sparrow, gambelli subspecies; white-throated sparrow; and dark-eyed junco, pink-sided, slate, and Oregon subspecies.  American robin was the most abundant species of the morning, with active flocks in fruit-laden shrubs and in treetops.  Pine and evening grosbeaks were also feasting on fruits.  Evening grosbeaks were heard throughout the morning, but it wasn’t until near the end of our walk that we finally had a satisfying look at one male that was perched in a visible spot.  Another highlight was a Cooper’s hawk that we were able to study as it perched in a snag above Hallam Lake.  Fall continues to deliver excellent birding.  Join us on November 3rd at Hallam Lake!


~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Mark Fuller

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