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Bird #495 — Hammond’s Flycatcher

empidonax hammondii Sunday, June 3, 2018 — 8:32 am Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado I wrote a post recently on the difficulty of identifying Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatchers, both members of the Empidonax genus. But I still needed a Hammond’s … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Flycatchers

I am creeping every closer to my long-sought goal of 500 birds on my life list. In pursuit of that goal, I have made a list of species that (1) I haven’t seen and (2) I have a good chance … Continue reading

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Bird #494 — Golden-crowned Warbler

basileuterus culicivorus Monday, May 21, 2018 — 10:15 am Cheyenne County, Colorado — County Road 9 In the middle of the prairie/farmland of eastern Colorado, 120 miles from Colorado Springs, a birder found this Golden-crowned Warbler in a patch of … Continue reading

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Bird #493 — Common Poorwill

Phalaenoptilus nuttallii Monday, May 14, 2018 —12:20 pm Colorado Springs, Colorado — Monument Branch The only way to see a poorwill, or so I thought, was to drive dirt back roads through open areas, watch for their eye-shine, and listen … Continue reading

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