1070Effectiveness of wsbn
- Oct 2, 2006
I have added 12 species to my western slope list so far this year, and of these all but one were found and reported on wsbn by other birders. Sincere thanks to all of you for reporting!
I am now at 302 species, these being added this year:
Yellow-billed loon Highline SP
Black-bellied plover The one I found! en route to Connected Lakes
Lesser black-backed gull west Rifle gravel pits
Lesser nighthawk Nucla Town Reservoir
Magnificent hummingbird Purgatory (that name will always stick)
Least flycatcher Neversink
Veery TNC Yampa River Preserve
Lucys warbler confluence of Yellowjacket / Risley canyons
Ovenbird north of Mancos
Hooded warbler Confluence Park , Delta
Summer tanager heard at Lucys warbler site, confirmed by sightings reported by other birders, but not counted on my list until I actually see one
Dickcissel Jason Beasons Sanctuary
Hooded oriole McElmo Creek location
And I am comfortable admitting that several of these birds were easily beyond my ability, e.g., those silent non-passerines like the loon, nighthawk, and gull. In other words, interaction on wsbn has been a fantastic learning experience for me in terms of bird identification!
West Slope Justice wondering when Vic will preside over (um, chair) the CBRC?