Saturday, August 9, 2014

Vail Pass Area

July 16, 2014

Richard Stevens:

On the way to A.M. Bailey Bird Sanctuary (Summit County), Bryan Ehlmann and I explored Line Shack Road and Vail Pass.  Without a doubt, the highlight was two male White-winged Crossbills near Minturn.

We observed another White-winged Crossbill up the Shrine Pass trail (Vail Pass, Summit County).

A stop by a friend's home did add some mountain species to the start of our trip.  Best were six Brown-capped Rosy Finches and four Band-tailed Pigeons.

Afternoon thunderstorms did not allow us to go owling or put out our "owl listening stations".

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