Morning Birding Species List | July 1, 2014

ACES Staff

July 2, 2014

Morning Birding Species List | July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30AM – 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and the west end of North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified            
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
   Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow (pictured above)
   Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
   Yellow Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Pine Siskin

Comments: Birds are in full-swing with summer breeding activity! A special highlight were the common mergansers on Hallam Lake and the sharp-shinned hawk that moved through, perching briefly on a tree on the levee where we were treated to great views of it.  

A special guest star on this outing was Luis Morales of the San Pancho Bird Observatory in San Fransisco, Nayarit, Mexico. Mr. Morales shared information about ‘our’ summer birds that are also ‘his’ winter birds.  He loved hearing the songs of his birds, since they don’t sing during the non-breeding season in Mexico; and we loved filling in the year-round picture for a more complete understanding of the lives of migratory birds.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist