May 7, 2009

Joel's Big B-Day

Yesterday was my birthday and my dad always takes our birthdays off and we get to pick what we want to do for the day.  I asked to go birding from Lyons to Pawnee National Grasslands. We took a route that took us by Beebe Draw, Lower Latham Reservoir, and other Weld County wetlands.  We were out all day and our trip list ended up being 114 species.

Immature male Red-winged Blackbird
doing his best to attract a mate - by Joel Such

American Avocet - by Renee Haip

Wilson's Snipe - by Joel Such

Western Meadowlark - by Joel Such

White-crowned Sparrow - by Joel Such

Barn Swallow - by Marcel Such

Marsh Wren Singing Its Head Off - by Joel Such

Marsh Wren - by Joel Such

Marsh Wren Habitat - Can you see the Marsh Wren nest?
Click on photo to get a closer look!

White-faced Ibis - by Marcel Such

Lark Sparrow - by Marcel Such

Pronghorn - by Joel Such

Pronghorn Showing Alarm with its Flared White Rump Patch - by Joel Such

Trip List:
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Wild Turkey
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern (state bird)
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Sora
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover (state bird)
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper (life bird)
Marbled Godwit
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Forster's Tern (state bird)
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
White-throated Swift
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Peewee
Say's Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (state bird)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow (life bird)
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting (state bird)
Savannah Sparrow (state bird)
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

TOTAL SPECIES: 114

2 comments:

Katten försvann said...

Amazing place!!!
I can not recall when i was asked last time what i want for birthday :(

-clark- said...

Love the blog. Especially the Pronghorn antelope. I can't believe you were able to see them so close.