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ACES Rosy-Finch Study | March 22, 2018

Thursday March 22, 2018, 8:30AM - 9:30AM.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Location: At a private home on West Buttermilk Road.

Species Identified

Downy Woodpecker
Steller's Jay
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's and Interior)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon, Slate-colored, Pink-sided, Gray-headed)
Red-winged Blackbird


Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders to Find Their Voice

Take one look at the news today and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the complex issues facing our society. Often, we choose to tackle these problems individually in order to find solutions, but - as noted by revered naturalist John Muir and shown throughout the field of ecology - “when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” 


Morning Birding Species List | March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail/Stein Park

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Duck
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Dipper
Townsend's Solitaire
Song Sparrow


Morning Birding Species List | February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Weather: Partly cloudy with periods of snowfall. 
Location: Hallam Lake, and private residence on West Buttermilk Road.


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