Category Archives: Birds

To the Dump

The Gyrfalcon that I’d failed to see on December 15 was still being reported from the Larimer County Landfill south of Fort Collins. I drove up on a lovely Saturday morning and spent four hours looking at the dump. As … Continue reading

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Swans

In the 1930s, Trumpeter Swans were almost extinct. Since then, they have been reintroduced throughout their historic range. In 1992, part of the population that now nests in the upper Midwest began migrating to central Arkansas. As many as 300 … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

I took off early for Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge. The government was shut down, so I was a bit surprised that I could get in. The place was busier than I’ve ever seen it—I must have passed 10 other … Continue reading

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Bird #506 — Pink-footed Goose

anser brachyrhynchus Tuesday, December 11, 2018 — 1:08 pm Weld County, Colorado — County Road 7 about a mile south of Route 119 Earlier this week, local birders started a Colorado Rare Bird Report Facebook page. I signed up, of … Continue reading

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