Category Archives: Birds

Pueblo State Park

The word for today was “swallows.” Vast swarms of them were moving through the Pueblo area this morning—over the gravel pit and over the river. The numbers decreased as they day went on, but there were almost always a few … Continue reading

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Clear Spring Ranch, etc.

The forecast for today was cool and overcast with a chance of rain. The forecast was correct, except it didn’t rain—it snowed. I thought about staying home, but there were Long-billed Curlews reported at Clear Spring Rance and Mountain Plovers … Continue reading

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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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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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