Category Archives: Scenery

Rainbow Gulch

Based on lists by other birders, this is the go-to place for high-mountain species in El Paso County. I went early on a Friday that was forecasted to get up to 90°. The Rainbow Gulch Trail is about a mile-and-a-half-long … Continue reading

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Catamount Reservoir

I hiked to Catamount Reservoir from Green Mountain Falls—a hike I’ve made twice before with coworkers and friends. It was a beautiful day, although a bit warm and the trails were crowded. A touch of altitude sickness prevented me from … Continue reading

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Back to Elevenmile Canyon

When I looked at my Eleven Mile Canyon bird list after my last visit, I saw that I was only four birds away from to top of the list of most species seen there. And there is a trail to … Continue reading

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Elevenmile

When I saw that Wednesday was forecasted to be clear with a high of 71°, I decided to take the day off and explore. I spent the morning in Elevenmile Canyon and then after lunch I went to Eleven Mile … Continue reading

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Social Distance Birding

I got tired of passive social distancing, so I opted for some active social distancing. I left home at 6:30 and stopped by Memorial Park to look for the Neotropic Cormorant that’s been seen there earlier this week. I didn’t … Continue reading

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