Morning Birding Species List | November 5, 2019

ACES Staff

November 5, 2019

Morning Birding Species List | November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 8AM – 11AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
American Dipper
American Robin
House Finch
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-rumped Warbler



Last week’s winter storms brought snow and record low temperatures which caused some migrating birds to linger in the valley and wait for more favorable conditions. A ‘build-up’ of hermit thrushes has been observed by many local birders, a flock of 60 sandhill cranes touched down in Carbondale last week, and mixed flocks of golden-crowned kinglets, ruby-crowned kinglets, yellow-rumped warblers, chickadees, and nuthatches have been spotted foraging in deciduous leaves that have not yet fallen from trees and shrubs on the valley floor. Today’s highlights were yellow-rumped warblers foraging in a fallen spruce tree at Hallam Lake, flickers, a kingfisher, and a dipper, all of which provided excellent observations of field marks and behaviors. Pygmy nuthatches capped off the morning in the cottonwoods by the visitor center. Bird activity was excellent today, with 19 species on our list. Join us on December 3rd for Morning Birding at Hallam Lake and on December 15th for the Aspen Christmas Bird Count!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 


Photo by Dale Armstrong

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