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Morning Birding Species List | July 30, 2013

House wren - birding aspen

Throughout the summer months ACES offers weekly Morning Birding classes at their Hallam Lake site in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch site in Basalt. Class outings venture to local birding hotspots and the birds never fail to impress. Take a look at the below species list and notes from one of the recent classes in Aspen and register today for upcoming birding classes, which run through September!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:30am - 9:30am
Weather:  mostly clear
Locations:  Hallam Lake and James Smith Open Space

Species Identified:  
Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
     American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren (pictured above)
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow

Bonus animals:  mule deer does and bucks with velvet antlers

Comments:  Great parent and fledgling interactions observed with the red-naped sapsuckers and other species.  Most of the herons at the colony at James Smith Open Space have fledged, but at least three are still on one of the nests in a cottonwood tree, looking nearly ready to fly. 

~Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist