Saturday, April 27, 2013

Grouse Trip Day 3

April 26 into 27, 2013

Rebecca Kosten: transcript of Telephone Call:

Last night, Richard Stevens, Bob and Jan Miller birded on the Grand Mesa.  They relocated a Northern Pygmy-Owl behind the maintenance shed at the Powderhorn Ski Area.

Later they stopped at half a dozen pullovers along highway 65, from the Spruce Grove Campgrounds to the Visitor's Center.  They heard four Boreal Owls and were able to see one of them!

Grouse Trip, Day 3

Earlier this morning, the group went through the Colorado National Monument, Mesa County.

Dozens of Gambel's Quail were seen in the subdivision just outside the eastern entrance to the Monument.

They relocated the Black-chinned Sparrow along the No Thoroughfare Trail after it forks with the Devil's Kitchen trail. 

Rock Wrens and Canyon Wrens were found at the Devi's Kitchen picnic area.

Black-throated Gray Warblers, Pinyon Jays, Juniper Titmice and Bushtits were found around the Campgrounds and across from the Visitor's Center.

They are headed toward Delta County and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park, Montrose County.

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