Date: 3/27/17 8:27 pm From: Scott Downes <downess...> Subject: [cobirds] RFI. Rosy-finch and ptarmigan info for visiiting birders
We'll be visiting Colorado next week, primary focus is Gunnison Sage-Grouse but as time allows I wanted to try for rosy-finches (black and brown-capped) and white-tailed ptarmigan. So had a couple of questions:
1. I've heard from others that have had some success at Loveland Pass for ptarmigan this time of year. Is that generally a good spot to try and how much effort is required to have a decent chance for them? I wasn't planning on packing snowshoes or other winter hiking gear on our trip. 2. Recommended spots for rosy-finches in early April? I'm guessing they are starting to disperse. Checking eBird reports, but any tips on reliable spots for rosy-finch flocks that would be likely in first week of April are appreciated.