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Morning Birding Species List | May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Marolt Open Space, and Aspen Community Garden

Species Identified  

Canada Goose 
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (pictured above)
Downy Woodpecker
Norther Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow


Morning Birding Species List | May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:30AM - 8:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified  

Canada Goose (pictured above)
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Norther Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee


Morning Birding Species List | May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Ute Cemetery and Aspen Grove Cemetery

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper (pictured above)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

     


Morning Birding Species List | May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: overcast
Location: Hallam Lake and Sunnyside Trail

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
American Coot
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee

 


Fire Causes in the Roaring Fork Valley

Who starts more fires in the Roaring Fork Valley, Mother Nature or humans? A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that humans ignite the vast majority of wildfires in the US. The research was conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder and examines trends in wildland ignitions and size in the US between 1992 and 2012.


Morning Birding Species List | March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Slaughterhouse area of Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker (pictured above)
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Woodhouse's Scrub-jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow


Not Every Number Tells the Same Story

Measuring something is surprisingly complicated. For example, when measuring how ‘big’ a tree is, how do we define size? Is it the height of the tree, or the weight of a tree or maybe its width?  Do we measure height from the ground or from the roots? Is width the diameter of the trunk or the distance between the two furthest reaching branches? If answering the simple question of size is that complicated how do we answer a harder question like “how much forest are we losing?”


Morning Birding Species List | February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 8, 2017, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: Overcast
Location: Snowmass Vilage area hotspots


Snow and Water in the Roaring Fork Valley

The winter of 2016-17 is off to a great start here in the Roaring Fork Valley! 2017 kicked off with two big storm cycles, each dropping feet of snow on our mountains bringing smiles to the faces of skiers across town. But more importantly, these recent storms have significantly bolstered our snowpack.


Morning Birding Species List | January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake and Red Butte Cemetery

Species Identified  
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
      

Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Dipper
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch (pictured above)


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