Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

ACES Staff

July 28, 2020

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 7 AM – 10 AM
Weather: Cloudy and overcast
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified:

Canada Goose 
Rock Pigeon
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood Pewee
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
American Dipper
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird






After early light rain, the fairly-warm, 58-degree morning was filled with cloudy, gray skies. This provided us with many smaller, usual-suspect birds in the cottonwood trees when approaching Hallam Lake. Seeing and hearing four Pygmy Nuthatches started the morning off right. The recent rain clinging to tree branches and grasses gave us a “small child” feeling while we made our way around Hallam Lake as a roosting Great Blue Heron circled on its way out for the day.   It was an excellent morning observing bird behavior at this time of year and tuning into their songs and calls. Join us for our next birding outing at Rock Bottom Ranch on August 4th when we hope to identify the hawks in the nest seen on our previous RBR outing! Advanced registration required.



~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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