One of my most memorable recent avian encounters was with a species not commonly observed in Colorado. When Rare Bird Alerts from a birding hotspot in Denver kept popping up in my Email inbox day after day in late July, a birding friend suggested a day trip north, to try our luck. The bird in … Continue reading Unrivaled
To look for one bird in a flock of thousands is like trying to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. When I arrive at Milavec Reservoir in Frederick, about 100 miles north of Colorado Springs, on this early January day and am greeted by the resounding calls of countless Canada and Cackling Geese, I … Continue reading Lost?
Red birds are uncommon in North America. Residents of the eastern half of the Unites States enjoy Northern Cardinals as their perennial neighbors. Seasonally, Scarlet and Summer Tanagers add their cheerful color. In Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico Summer and Hepatic Tanagers brighten the summer months. Here in Colorado, we mostly see reddish patches on … Continue reading Fire Head