Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

ACES Staff

June 30, 2020

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 6:30 AM – 9:30AM
Weather: Low clouds, then mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified:

Canada Goose
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Western Wood-Pewee
Cordilleran Flycatcher
American Crow
Black-billed Magpie
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler




Low clouds and low temperatures with light rain kept bird activity relatively low during the early morning, but we enjoyed watching the ospreys’ activity around their nest platform and around the lake and river.  One of the adults flew in carrying what appeared to be a long strip of bark, possibly adding it to the nest as these birds are known to do throughout their nesting cycle.  Mallard ducklings and Canada goslings of various sizes/ages were abundant and fun to watch.  We had excellent views of song sparrows and yellow warblers in the preserve, and later as the sun came out and bird activity picked up, we had up-close views of violet-green swallows from the bridge over the Roaring Fork River on the Rio Grande Trail.  Dippers were elusive until the end of the outing when we spotted one on lower Hunter Creek.  Join us next Tuesday morning at Rock Bottom Ranch!



~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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