108th Colorado Christmas Bird Count facts
- Hi all,There were four species found on all 42 Colorado CBCs this year: ouse Sparrow, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, and White-breasted Nuthatch.Some other species that were close to being seen on all Colorado CBCs: Dark-eyed Junco (none at North Park); Red-tailed Hawk (none at North Park and Granby); Downy Woodpecker (none at Nunn and Great Sand Dunes N.M.); American Crow (none at Nunn and Weldona-Fort Morgan); Horned Lark (none at Evergreen-Idaho Springs and Durango); and European Starling (none at North Park and Great Sand Dunes N.M.).Most counted birds:1. Red-winged Blackbird - 101,9602. Canada Goose - 99,2303. European Starling - 85,6504. Horned Lark - 63,0565. Mallard - 50,933Most unexpected species found this year (no particular order, after the oriole):Streak-backed Oriole - 1 (Loveland) -- first state recordSanderling - 1 (Pueblo Reservoir)Black-throated Blue Warbler - 1 (Grand Junction)Summer Tanager - 1 (Penrose)Western Tanager - 1 (Roaring Fork River Valley)Black-headed Grosbeak - 1 (Colorado Springs), and Count Week (Delta)Purple Finch invasion - 42 birds from 5 CBCs.Lots more interesting things.Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO
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