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Morning Birding Species List | February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Weather: Partly cloudy with periods of snowfall. 
Location: Hallam Lake, and private residence on West Buttermilk Road.

Has This Winter Felt Warm to You Too?

While many may shiver at the thought of spending the night outside during the winter season, the ACES Golden Eagle handles cold temperatures just fine. For ACES staff, however, it's hard to imagine the Golden Eagle spending the night out in the cold, so we have heat lamp set up in case temperatures are forecasted to drop below 0° F. Having evolved in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Golden Eagle is well adapted to winter. Just as mammals grow extra thick fur as it gets colder, birds will grow additional down feathers prior to the onset of this harsh season.