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Morning Birding Species List | June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00AM - 9:00AM

Species Identified 

 

     

 

Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Peewee
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay

     

Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird

 

European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparro
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird (pictured above)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
American Goldfinch


Comments:

An abundance of bird activity provided many opportunities for observing interesting species and behaviors. A Gray Catbird gave us a rare, long look as it sang from a prominent perch. We also had excellent looks at Western Wood-Peewees and Black-headed Grosbeaks, as well as a chance to study a Black-chinned Hummingbird. Many fledglings were on the move and being fed by parents, including Mountain Bluebirds and Red-winged Blackbirds. The heronry was full of activity with young birds exercising their wings while jumping from edge to edge of their nests. We compared field marks for juvenile and adult herons side-by-side.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong