Sunday, May 20, 2007

Northeastern Colorado Birding

May 18, 2007

Today Rebecca Kosten and I traveled from Julesburg to Denver by way of Phillips County, Elbert County, and Douglas County.

We spent about 1.5 hours looking for Dickcissels along Elbert County Road (4.1 miles south of Hwy 86). None were singing, however we did see two Dickcissels. One was directing east (south of ECR) across from the power station building.

Then we stopped at the Winkler Ranch along Castlewood Canyon Road and 1.5 miles south of Castlewood Canyon State Park. We counted 7 Bobolinks in about 15 minutes. A Dickcissel called during our stay. We were parked 0.2 miles south of the Winkler Ranch Entrance.

After dark we heard a Northern Saw-whet Owl (at the old falls parking area).

GPS: N 39 20.851 W 104 45.760 Elev: 6425’

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