Morning Birding Species List | May 7, 2019

ACES Staff

May 17, 2019

Morning Birding Species List | May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7AM – 10AM
Weather: Mostly clear
Location: Hallam Lake and Marolt Open Space

Species Identified
Canada Goose
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Flicker
Flycatcher sp.
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s and Myrtle)


Today’s mini-lesson focused on the ‘wave of green’ that is the south-to-north progress of spring across the continent (and going higher in elevation in mountainous regions like our valley). New migratory species are being seen on a daily basis as ‘first of season’ for local birders, including the Solitary Sandpiper that served as an exciting example with photos from a Lake Christine observation on Saturday. We also reflected on the results of the Global Big Day last Saturday, which shows a snapshot of the world’s eBird observations. At Hallam Lake bird activity was excellent, with highlights being the swallows flying at eye-level, a spotted sandpiper, yellow warblers, and a pair of ospreys. At the Marolt Open Space, we concentrated our time in the Community Garden where we saw a black-chinned hummingbird, yellow-rumped warblers (both Audubon’s and Myrtle), a mystery flycatcher (it was not vocalizing), and more swallows. Join us for next week’s field trip to bird West Sopris Creek with Jody Cardamone, ACES’ first director, as part of ACES’ 50th Anniversary Celebration!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 


Photo by Dale Armstrong