Category Archives: Mammals

Animal #74 — Mountain Cottontail

sylvilagus nuttallii Goldfield, Colorado — Vindicator Valley Trail Thursday, July 15, 2021 — 2:07 pm Mountain and Desert Cottontails are both widespread in Colorado, and I’ve never found a definitive way to tell them apart—if anyone has. I saw my … Continue reading

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Wildlife at RMNP

While I was watching the White-tailed Ptarmigan at Medicine Bow Curve, I heard one of the other birders refer to a phalarope. I looked up to see a medium-sized shorebird flying back and over the tundra. It circled and landed … Continue reading

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Antelope Island State Park

Since we were in Utah, it seemed appropriate that we see the Great Salt Lake. And since we were going to the lake, it only made sense to go to a part of the lake where I could see birds, … Continue reading

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Mammal #73 — Northern Flying Squirrel

glaucomys sabrinus Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah — Pine Canyon Road Wednesday, June 16, 2021 — 9:50 pm I was standing on a dirt road high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. It was dark, and I was with a … Continue reading

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Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses

We ate breakfast at a restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs and then headed west toward Dinosaur National Monument. We stopped at McDonald’s in the town of Craig to buy drinks. As we waited, an old guy began talking to me … Continue reading

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