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  • Jason Beason
    Colorado Birders, The total number of Barrow s Goldeneyes (BAGO) tallied for the count this year was 163 at 16 sites. Many of the sites that have had large
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      Colorado Birders,

      The total number of Barrow's Goldeneyes (BAGO) tallied for the count this year was 163 at 16 sites.  Many of the sites that have had large counts in the past were not visited this year and it seems that some sites (i.e., Jerry Creek Reservoir in Mesa County), that usually have BAGO present, did not this year.  Also, some sites that have usually have large counts didn't have as many BAGO present this year (i.e., Lake Avery in Rio Blanco County).  I don't know if it can be proved, but it does seem that the high elevation lakes/reservoirs aren't freezing up as early as they have historically.  This definitely influences the count.

      SiteCountyCount
      Blue LakeEagle1
      Cherry Creek ReservoirArapahoe2
      Craig Station Inlet PondMoffat46
      Dillon ReservoirSummit9
      Eleven Mile ReservoirPark2
      Gateway ParkDenver2
      Lake AveryRio Blanco8
      Lake CatamountRoutt12
      McPhee ReservoirMontezuma2
      Mount Elbert ForebayLake3
      Ranch at the Roaring Fork PondGarfield15
      Rist Benson ReservoirLarimer2
      Rifle Gap ReservoirGarfield2
      Silverthorne Sewage PondSummit19
      Spring Park ReservoirEagle1
      Stagecoach ReservoirRoutt28
      Vega ReservoirMesa9
      total
      163

      Thanks to all that participated!

      Jason Beason
      Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator
      Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
      Paonia - Delta County
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