Category Archives: Mammals

Vacation Day One — To Steamboat Springs

This day didn’t go as planned. We wanted to drive to the top of Mount Evans, but I didn’t check the web site until we got to Idaho Springs. Turns out they have a reservation system because of all the … Continue reading

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Birding Southern Colorado

I drove south to the tiny community of Pryor to look for a Hepatic Tanager in the same spot where I saw my lifer (and only, to date) one a couple years ago. Other birders have reported it from there … Continue reading

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Walden Ponds

I very much wanted to bird today but rain was forecasted everywhere in Colorado from Denver south. So I went north of Denver. I’d been to Walden Ponds once before and enjoyed it, and an American Bittern has been seen … Continue reading

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More Birding

While I was getting stuck in the mud at Chico Basin on Tuesday, somebody found a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Clear Spring Ranch. I drove down there on Wednesday morning but didn’t find it. My search delayed my arrival at Cañon … Continue reading

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Back to Chico Basin

Weird day. It snowed last night, and the forecast for today was rain and snow. I initially considered going to Cañon City, but then I saw online that a birder predicted a fallout in the Rocky Ford/La Junta area based … Continue reading

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