Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List

ACES Staff

June 22, 2021

Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:30am-9:30am
Weather: Sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch



Today’s mini lesson focused on David Sibley’s book What It’s Like To Be A Bird, a wonderful book filled with interesting natural history tidbits about a variety of North American species and the bird world in general.  Out on the trails, we had great moments looking at molting mallards, swallows in flight, and Lewis’s woodpeckers at their active nest site.  The red-winged blackbirds were very active and vocal in the cattail marsh, and snipes were calling from all of the wet sedge meadow areas.  At the far pond, we enjoyed trying to see a very vocal pair of marsh wrens that gave us glimpses as they moved about deep in the cattails.  Other highlights included a pair of kingfishers, a bald eagle that flew over, a singing catbird that stayed in view for a full 10 minutes, and a kestrel eating a mouse.  Join us tomorrow for evening birding at Rock Bottom Ranch!

Species List: 

Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Wilson’s Snipe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird


~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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