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Morning Birding Species List | November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: Mostly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake & Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Pied-billed Grebe
Virginia Rail
Golden Eagle
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Dipper
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow


Highlights today were the pied-billed grebes that we were able to study to learn about their foraging style and foods, and the subtle differences between their breeding and non-breeding appearances. Dippers in Hallam Lake and the Roaring Fork River provided great opportunities to observe them actively foraging. Near the end of the outing, a pair of golden eagles soared in circles overhead at Hallam Lake. Today's mini-lesson focused on pied-billed grebes and on the book Peterson Guide to Bird Identification in 12 Steps. Join us on December 4th for Morning Birding and on December 16th for the Aspen Christmas Bird Count.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 


Photo by Dale Armstrong