Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

ACES Staff

August 12, 2020

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified:

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Northern Flicker
Cordillera Flycatcher
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow Warbler






Late summer birding offers opportunities to learn field marks of immature birds and compare them to those of adults in mixed-age flocks.  Cedar waxwings and yellow warblers gave us a chance to look at age-related plumages.  Other highlights included an osprey eating a fish over the lake, an active kingfisher, mallards in eclipse plumage, and a spotted sandpiper that had molted into its non-spotted, non-breeding appearance.  We added several species to the list at the end of our outing in the Jennie Adair Park area, including white-breasted nuthatch, cordilleran flycatcher, and brown creeper.  As always we enjoyed sharing recent birding stories, adding rich learning, interest, and camaraderie to the morning.  Join us next week at Rock Bottom Ranch! 




~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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