Tune In! Bird Songs & Behaviors Species List | June 30 & July 1, 2016

ACES Staff

July 2, 2016

Tune In! Bird Songs & Behaviors Species List | June 30 & July 1, 2016

Thursday & Friday, June 30 &* July 1, 2016, 9AM – 4PM
Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve, Independence Pass & Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified            
Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
Spotted Sandpiper
Fox Sparrow (pictured above)
Song Sparrow


      Wilson’s Snipe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Western Wood-peewee 
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Western Tanager 
Lesser Goldfinch  
     Cordilleran Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird 
American Goldfinch 
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullocks Oriole 
House Finch












Theis Adult Naturalist Field School Class was taught by renowned birding instructor and author, Bill Schmoker. Bill’s deep expertise and knowledge delivered a most enjoyable and educational experience for participants in this 2-day class focusing on bird songs and behavior. We visited locations including Hallam Lake, Ashcroft, Marolt Open Space, lower Sunnyside Trail, Rock Bottom Ranch, and Lake Christine. Sixty-three species were observed in the field, offering a rich learning experience across many different habitats. Each day included lecture time which set the stage for what to look and listen for in the field, as well as much fascinating background information behind vocal and non-vocal sounds that birds make and behaviors. In the field, Bill shared more interesting tidbits as we spent time with questions, close-up looks through the scopes, and special moments such as watching a goshawk with prey.   

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide