Barrow's Goldeneye count results
- 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.
Site County Count Blue Lake Eagle 1 Cherry Creek Reservoir Arapahoe 2 Craig Station Inlet Pond Moffat 46 Dillon Reservoir Summit 9 Eleven Mile Reservoir Park 2 Gateway Park Denver 2 Lake Avery Rio Blanco 8 Lake Catamount Routt 12 McPhee Reservoir Montezuma 2 Mount Elbert Forebay Lake 3 Ranch at the Roaring Fork Pond Garfield 15 Rist Benson Reservoir Larimer 2 Rifle Gap Reservoir Garfield 2 Silverthorne Sewage Pond Summit 19 Spring Park Reservoir Eagle 1 Stagecoach Reservoir Routt 28 Vega Reservoir Mesa 9 total 163
Thanks to all that participated!
Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Paonia - Delta County