Morning Birding Species List | June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch (RBR) and Buckhorn Trail

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Mallard
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
American Goldfinch
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Virginia's Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Comments: 

Fledglings are beginning to appear on the landscape as the breeding season rolls along. Today's fledgling sightings: Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Black-billed Magpie. The heronry at RBR was brimming with large nestlings standing in the tree-top platform nests. A male Virginia's Warbler was an exciting highlight observed in the edge of the pinyon-juniper forest habitat on the lower Buckhorn Trail. We also enjoyed more Wilson's Snipe activity in the sedge/rush meadow adjacent to RBR's cattail marsh. Join us on Thursday, June 21st for a special class taught by Susan Foster on how to use eBird. Susan will bring you up to speed on how you can submit your birding observations to contribute to a valuable database at Cornell Lab of Ornithology that helps scientists track changes in bird distribution and abundance, ultimately helping protect and preserve birds and their habitats. Join us also for a day of birding up the Frying Pan Valley with Mark Fuller and Rebecca Weiss, Monday, June 25th!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

Photo by Dale Armstrong