Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birding Post Park/Fort Pena Colorado

This morning's bird walk was treated to a pleasant morning that started off cool and warmed up gently as the sun made it over the hills. The Vermillion Flycatchers are already paired up and they're quite... busy. Should be a bumper crop of little ones this summer! New arrivals for the season are in bold.


2 Mallard (Mexican)
8 Turkey Vulture
5 American Coot
2 Killdeer
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
15 White-winged Dove
2 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
11 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1 Black Phoebe
3 Say's Phoebe
8 Vermilion Flycatcher
2 Ash-throated Flycatcher
2 Barn Swallow
3 Cave Swallow
3 Cactus Wren
2 Marsh Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Curve-billed Thrasher
10 European Starling
1 American Pipit
3 Canyon Towhee
4 Chipping Sparrow
1 Vesper Sparrow
1 Black-throated Sparrow
5 Lark Bunting
2 Savannah Sparrow
2 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
15 White-crowned Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
1 meadowlark sp.
1 Brewer's Blackbird
20 House Finch
11 Pine Siskin (migrating through)
3 Lesser Goldfinch

Total species reported: 38

Additionally, on Post Road, we found a late Eastern Phoebe, a Verdin, and one Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

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