Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Birding Around Estes Park

June 6, 2017

Richard Stevens:

I joined Marion and John Warren in Estes Park (Larimer) in the afternoon.  We drove up to Medicine Bow Curve and found one White-tailed Ptarmigan.  Rosy Finches escaped us at Lava Cliffs and Rock Cut pullovers.

We returned to Estes Park and hiked up the Cow Creek Trail.  A Williamson's Sapsucker was found just north of the cabins.  A male American Three-toed Woodpecker drummed north of the trail near the stairs (about 0.7 miles west of the trailhead).

At dusk, a Northern Pygmy-Owl was heard west of the Three-toed Woodpecker sighting.   We continued along the trail and over the Cow Creek trail.  Regrettably, no Flammulated Owls were located.

Another Northern Pygmy-Owl was found at a cabin of a friend who lives south of the YMCA of the Rockies.

At our final stop, back in the Rocky Mountain National Park, a Boreal Owl was found (heard) when we walked the Hidden Valley Road!

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