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Morning Birding Species List | August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7AM - 10AM
Weather: partly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake, Maroon Creek Wetlands

Species Identified      
Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron (pictured above)
Rock Pigeon
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
     Western Wood-pewee
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
      Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
House Wren
American Dipper
     American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Evening Grosbeak

Comments: Many juvenile birds are on the wing, sometimes seen in groups with parents with lots of vocalizing to cue birders.  We saw young yellow warblers, crows, swallows, and waxwings.  Behaviors are very entertaining at this time of year with the juveniles are gaining skills and many birds are feeding heavily in preparation for migration.  It's a great time to spot different migratory species coming through from the north, so join us in the next several weeks as the excitement ramps up!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist