North Star Birding Species List | June 20, 2019

ACES Staff

June 25, 2019

North Star Birding Species List | June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30AM – 8:30AM
Weather: Mostly sunny
Location: North Star Nature Preserve (in partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails)

Species Identified
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler


The James Smith Property was our intended destination, but with three moose on the East of Aspen Trail we birded in the other direction to give the moose lots of space. Highlights of the morning included many singing Fox Sparrows, Cedar Waxwings, yellow warblers, great blue herons, and an active red-tailed hawk nest across the valley floor. Our scopes came in handy with all of the long-distance sightings, and a few birds gave us great close-up views as well. We learned about the vibrant habitats of North Star and the many birds that are part of the biodiversity supported by this important open space property. Join us next Thursday to explore the western end of North Star!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 


Photo by Dale Armstrong

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