Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List | June 14, 2016

ACES Staff

June 14, 2016

Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List | June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6AM – 9AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified        
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron (pictured above)
Red-tailed Hawk
Wilson’s Snipe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’ Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Western Kingbird 
  Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole

A chilly morning with clear skies brought out many great birds for us at Rock Bottom Ranch today. Highlights were excellent observations of Killdeer at close range, a quick look at a Lewis’ Woodpecker, several observations is Wilson’s Snipe, and the beauty of Yellow Warblers and Cedar Waxwings. We discussed binoculars configurations and use as our mini-lesson, and covered special adaptations of Icterid Family species as well as field craft tips. Join us at North Star for a session focused on the Great Blue Heron nesting site there on Saturday June 18th 6:30am – 8:30am, in partnership with Pitkin County Open Space!


~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide