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Has This Winter Felt Warm to You Too?

While many may shiver at the thought of spending the night outside during the winter season, the ACES Golden Eagle handles cold temperatures just fine. For ACES staff, however, it's hard to imagine the Golden Eagle spending the night out in the cold, so we have heat lamp set up in case temperatures are forecasted to drop below 0° F. Having evolved in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Golden Eagle is well adapted to winter. Just as mammals grow extra thick fur as it gets colder, birds will grow additional down feathers prior to the onset of this harsh season.


Morning Birding Species List | December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Weather: clear and cold.
Location: Hallam Lake, and Hunter Creek Trail

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-creasted Nuthatch
American Dipper
House Finch

 


Morning Birding Species List | November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Ute Cemetery, and Wheeler Ditch Trail

Species Identified  

Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird

 


The Nature of Wellness: ACES & Lead with Love

Perhaps the most radical action we can take today is the simple act of walking slowly through the wild world. 


Morning Birding Species List | October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and the Rio Grande Trail from Stein Park

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie

 


Morning Birding Species List | September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: cold, frosty, and sunny
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee

 


Morning Birding Species List | September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: sunny, breezy
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Wild Turkey
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee


Morning Birding Species List | September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake Nature Preserve and Jenny Adair Park

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Western Wood-Pewee
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee

 


Morning Birding Species List | September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake Nature Preserve

Species Identified  

Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Osprey
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Falcon sp.
Western Wood-Pewee
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow 

 


Morning Birding Species List | August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 7AM - 10AM  
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and the Aspen Community Garden