Morning Birding Species List | June 19, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch (RBR) and Buckhorn Trail
Great Blue Heron
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