Sunday, June 17, 2018

Unsuccessful Bendire's Thrasher Search

June 4, 2018

Terry Michaels and I headed out to search for Bendire's Thrashers & Whip-poor Wills in southwest Colorado.  As fate/fortune would have it, we drove thousands of miles in the next few days.

No Bendire's Thrashers were found north of Del Norte (Rio Grande County).  Bendire's Thrashers have only been confirmed at a few locations in Colorado in the past.  Forest Road 560 area is one of them.  We did find three Curve-billed Thrashers, two Sage Thrashers and two Pinyon Jays.

A Warbling Vireo gave us fits.  With only brief looks, it took quite awhile to confirm our id.

In the afternoon, we walked Home Lake Wildlife Area and the Alamosa Golf Course (Alamosa).  Both locations were quiet bird wise.

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