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Bird #560 — Greater Sage-Grouse

centrocercus (from kentron, spur, and kerko, point) urophasianus (from oura, tail, and phasianos, pheasant) Carbon County, Wyoming — County Road 406 Friday, April 9, 2021 — 6:00 am I drove up to Saratoga, Wyoming for the express purpose of seeing this lek? Why … Continue reading

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Mammal #72 — White-tailed Prairie Dog

cynomys leucurus Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, CO Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 12:58 pm I drove to Wyoming to see Greater Sage-Grouse and deliberately chose a route that would take me through this refuge. I expected more of a marshy … Continue reading

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Birding My Way to Wyoming

After seeing the Mexican Duck, I drove west on I-70 to Silverthorne, then headed north on backroads. I went through Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge and drove the birding tour. There were a lot of ducks around, but not much else. … Continue reading

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Bird #559 — Mexican Duck

anas (duck) diazi Englewood, Colorado — Arapahoe Lake Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 8:30 am First the bad news. Back on February 10 of this year, I drove two hours north to Louisville to look at a duck that was … Continue reading

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Good Friday

I was disappointed to learn that there was an immature Neotropic Cormorant at the Pueblo gravel pit last week when I was there. I also forgot that I now get Good Friday as a holiday beginning this year. What do … Continue reading

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