Category Archives: Birds

Bird #504 — Parasitic Jaeger

stercorarius parasiticus Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — 5:58 pm Chatfield State Park, Colorado Eighteen years ago, a Long-tailed Jaeger made an appearance in central Illinois. I drove four hours down and four hours back to see it.  Over the past … Continue reading

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Lifer #503 — Sabine’s Gull

xema sabini Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — 4:12 pm Chatfield State Park, Colorado Sabine’s Gulls breed high in the tundra along the Alaskan and Canadian coast of the Arctic Ocean. Most of them migrate along the Pacific coast, but every … Continue reading

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Lifer #502 — Cassin’s Vireo

vireo cassinii Monday, September 3, 2018 — 10:10 am El Paso County, Colorado — Aiken Canyon Preserve About 20 years ago, the former Solitary Vireo was split into three species. The eastern form, which I’ve seen many times, is called … Continue reading

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Loveland Pass

I drove the two hours to Loveland Pass west of Denver to look for White-tailed Ptarmigan, which have been seen there consistently throughout this year. I arrived a bit after 8:00 am and spent five hours hiking around at 11,900 … Continue reading

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