Morning Birding Species List | September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified      

Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Harrier
Eurasian Collared-dove
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie


American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee (pictured above)
Mountain Chickadee
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch



Highlights from today's outing include gorgeous fall weather and leaves, with great looks at a belted kingfisher, a female blue-winged teal, a Norther Harrier, and adult and juvenile white-crowned sparrows side by side. Birds are quiet these days, and birding by ear is all about listening for flight calls of flocking birds as well as calls during foraging. We located a song sparrow by its partial song as well. We expect birding to continue to reflect the changing season, with food-caching and more flocking into October and November. Morning birding will continue on the first Tuesday of the month from October through April. Consult ACES' website for times as they vary with the shortening daylight hours. Keep tuned for the announcement of the Aspen Christmas Bird Count date very soon!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide