Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

ACES Staff

August 10, 2021

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, August, 10 2021 7:30am-10:30am
Weather: Sunny, wildfire smoke
Location: Hallam Lake


Bird activity in the shrubland habitat along the post office was excellent this morning, as hummingbirds hawked insects and perched in the shrubs, waxwings and house finches fed on berries, and a mid-molt yellow-rumped warbler foraged among the foliage.  We compared field marks of ravens and crows, and then checked the osprey nest from which the chick had recently fledged – both adult ospreys were present, but we did not have a view of the chick this morning.  We then focused on the contact calls of evening grosbeaks, getting views of these birds as they foraged high in the cottonwood canopy.  In the preserve, highlights included a very active and vocal family of kingfishers, and families of cordilleran flycatchers, yellow warblers and red-naped sapsuckers.  A hint of fall is in the air with the first leaves changing colors and birds feasting on the bounty of fruits and seeds.  Join us on Thursday for a special field trip to the wetlands and streamside trails of Snowmass Village!

Species List: 

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Evening Grosbeak
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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