It has been a long time since our last post in May! Since then, we enjoyed a pleasant, entirely birdy summer in Colorado punctuated by schoolwork, and a busy fall of bird banding, running, writing projects, and yes, more schoolwork.
In June, one of my (Marcel’s) friends from the Great Texas Birding Classic, Neil Gilbert of California, came out and stayed with us for a couple of weeks before we (Neil and I) both went down the American Birding Associations’ Camp Colorado in Woodland Park, near Colorado Springs. During his visit, we (Neil, Joel, Mom, and myself) birded all throughout northern Colorado, from the snowy heights of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, down to the intense heat of mid-summer at the Pawnee National Grassland, and almost everywhere in between.
In the next few posts, I’ll try my best to recap the highlights of summer and the excitement of fall migration in Colorado, as we prep for the fast approaching winter months and the accompanying shifts in birding life!
Birding with Neil Gilbert at Walden Ponds, Boulder County