Sunday, August 25, 2013

Final Try For the Pileated Woodpecker, Larimer County

August 25, 2013

Richard Stevens:

Four of us, searched Chambers Lake and north to Wyoming for a Pileated Woodpecker reported 8/23/2013 at Chambers Lake (Larimer County).  Again, we were not successful; the bird remains elusive.

We started by circling Chambers Lake again and then "hop skipped" up Laramie River Road.  The technique was to drop us off at various locations (one at a time) and the most northern birder who leave the car (with keys) and continue farther north.  When the most southern birder reached the car, he would go past the others, drop the car off, and continue north.  It is quite an effective way to cover more ground (keeping in touch by radios).

Some of the locations surveyed included: Half Creek Road, Skyline Road & Campgrounds, Lily Pond Lake,

After joining back up, we drove Stub Creek Road (CR 190) and drove to Browns Park Campgrounds.  Yet another American Three-toed Woodpecker was added to our trip list.

Hohnholtz Lakes Campgrounds was not anymore successful.

We hope that another birder will run into the Pileated Woodpecker and get a photo!

It was raining again this evening, no owling, glad to be back in Denver.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At about 7:15 this am walking in van bibber open, abt 54th & Indiana Jeffco. Sighted what I thought was pileated. Haven't seen one since Minnesota 25 yrs ago. Could not make out colors - just black due to poor light. Call was high and raucous. Possible?
Elton Fosnaugh