Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birding in Routf County

May 21, 2013

Rebecca Kosten: transcript of telephone call:

Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann parked near the second cattle guard up Routt County 80 Route about 30 minutes before sunrise.  The male Dusky Grouse appeared about 15 minute later and displayed.  No females came out.

They found nine male Sharp-tailed Grouse at the 80 Route Leks shortly after sunrise.  The birds never displayed but watched in all directions for females; none appeared.

The gate was locked at the entrance to California Park so a search for White-winged Crossbills was called off.

The plan is to wander around Steamboat Springs and Buffalo Pass, then search for Flammulated Owls up Pennock Pass at dusk.

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