Thursday, September 8, 2016

Birding Along the Kansas Border

September 7, 2016

Rebecca Kosten: transcript of telephone call:

After missing yesterday's interesting birds at Bethune and Kit Carson County N, Terry and I headed to Bonny Reservoir.  No uncommon birds were found a Palmer Park in Burlington or Fairview Cemetery north of town.

We enjoyed better birding at Bonny Reservoir adding a Great Crested Flycatcher and Red-bellied Woodpecker along CR 3. 

A walk along the Republican River at Hale Ponds found a Magnolia Warbler, about 0.2 miles west of Kansas; Northern Waterthrush another 0.1 miles west; and a Harris's Sparrow at the north end of the eastern pond.

Thirty minutes before sunset, we drove along the Kansas border searching for a Whip-poor-will.  None was found; surely a few make it this far west?

(Note: the last Eastern Whip-Poor-wills recorded in Colorado were:
Along Lodgepole Creek in Ovid, Sedgwick County on 9/16/2013 (Stevens & five Ovid residents) and
Along Logan County Road 4 at CR 77 9/20/2013 (Stevens & Ehlmann)

After sunset, we walked along Yuma County Road 3 and located two Eastern Screech-Owls.  Another Eastern Screech-Owl called north of Hale Ponds.

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