Morning Birding Species List | September 24, 2013
September 24, 2013
Throughout the summer months ACES offers weekly Morning Birding classes at their Hallam Lake site in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch site in Basalt. Class outings venture to local birding hotspots and the birds never fail to impress. Take a look at the below species list and notes from one of the recent classes in Aspen and register today for upcoming birding classes, which run through September!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Weather: clear, sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch
Great Blue Heron
Northern Flicker (pictured above)
Bonus Animals: Nuttal’s cottontail, rock squirrel, least chipmunk
Comments: Excellent fall birding, with the ultimate treat of watching a flock of 30-34 Sandhill cranes rising from their roost on the river, using a thermal column to climb, circling, up to their cruising altitude where they went into V formation and headed south.
~Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist