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Morning Birding Species List | September 17, 2013

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, September 17, 2013, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Weather:  mostly clear/sunny
Locations: Hallam Lake and North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified  
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
American Kestrel
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
  American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
American Robin (pictured above)
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Pine Siskin

Comments: Less bird activity this morning overall, but a great horned owl that has been around Hallam Lake for the past week was a super highlight, giving us a great view at close range.

~Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist