Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List


ACES Staff

May 4, 2021

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7am-10am
Weather: Partly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake

Comments: 

 

The dawn chorus continues to grow with more migratory birds arriving daily. We focused on a few of the more prominent singers this morning to refresh our ear-birding skills: song sparrow, fox sparrow, and ruby-crowned kinglet. At one point, a fox sparrow and a song sparrow were perched and singing in neighboring willows where we had the opportunity to compare their field marks and voices side-by-side. It was exciting to see the osprey pair active around their nest, and the new great blue heron nest in a spruce over the lake. These charismatic birds will be ongoing highlights for birders this season! Join us for many upcoming field trips this month, as well as the next Morning Birding outing on May 18th at Rock Bottom Ranch!

 

Species List: 

Canada Goose
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Belted Kingfisher
Hariy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Canada Jay
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
House Finch
Red Crossbill
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird

 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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