Category Archives: Birds

Lifer #501 — Mew Gull

larus canus Sunday, August 19, 2018 — 2:00 p.m. Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado It doesn’t get a lot easier than this. Last night I saw a post on one of the Colorado birding pages I’ve subscribed to on Facebook. … Continue reading

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On Melons and Roadrunners

The Arkansas River Valley, where it cuts through the plains of southeastern Colorado, is known for melons. The farms are clustered around the small town of Rocky Ford. During late summer, Rocky Ford melons are available all over the state. … Continue reading

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On Barn Owls and Yoga

For the past week or so, birders have been reporting a Barn Owl nest at Red Rocks Park, west of Denver. Red Rocks is primarily a concert venue built into a group of sandstone rock formations in the foothills.  I … Continue reading

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Lifer #500 — Black Swift

cypseloides niger Thursday, July 26, 2018 — 7:50 am Colorado City, Colorado — Beckwith Reservoir Black Swifts are hard to find. They nest on the West Coast on ocean cliffs and at scattered locations in the Rockies near waterfalls. They … Continue reading

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