Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List

ACES Staff

June 9, 2021

Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:30am-9:30am
Weather: Partly sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch



Nesting season is in full swing, with male songbirds singing and defending territories. This provides great opportunities to see these birds as they perch in visible places such as tops of shrubs and trees, and even on fence posts and the windmill! We saw Lewis’s woodpeckers at their active nesting cavity and tree swallows using a nest box.  Highlights included a snipe that foraged in the open for excellent views, a pair of killdeers that were active in the vegetable plots, and a first year male Bullock’s oriole that we were able to watch several times. We also watched mallard ducklings with their mother, feeding among floating aquatic vegetation on the pond. It was an excellent morning for detailed observations of the birds, especially those we watched using the scope.  Join us next Tuesday for Morning Birding at Hallam Lake!

Species List: 

Canada Goose
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Wilson’s Snipe
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Yellow Warbler


~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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