Date: 7/12/17 5:23 pm
From: Amy Davenport <cobussec...> [cobirders] <cobirders-noreply...>
Subject: [cobirders] CoBus Trip Blog Update
Hello cobirders,

I updated the CoBus Trip Blog with the continuing Western Slope Breeding
Survey trip.

The last two days included:

July 11, 2017

Group A (rste, tmit, jwas, rsim, dkin, bmar) started at Coal Canyon, Mesa
County. They found five Chukar on the hill south of the pipe gate at the
main parking lot. At least six Black-throated Sparrows were around the
parking lot. Farther west, they saw two Sagebrush Sparrows.

On the way to the Grand Mesa, they relocated the Least Flycatcher at

Group B (rkos, sehl)

The groups joined and search much of the night in search Owls. They found
an American Three-toed Woodpecker at Powderhorn Ski Area. Owl count in
Mesa County was two Northern Saw-whet Owls, two Northern Pygmy-Owls and
seven Boreal Owls.

In Delta County, owl count was just four Boreal Owls.

July 12, 2017

Group A (rste, tmit, jwas, rsim) stayed on the Grand Mesa, Delta County

A Northern Goshawk flew up Y35 Drive (near Visitor's Center). An American
Three-toed Woodpecker was farther up the road.

Two Purple Martins were seen flying around Little Bear Campgrounds.

Along Highway 65, east of the Visitor's Center 0.7 miles they saw a pair of
White-winged Crossbills. Before dropping down off the Grand Mesa they
counted three Dusky Grouse.

Good Birding!

Directions to birding spots and maps on CoBus website:

Amy Davenport, Secretary, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
Contact CoBus/Report Interesting Birds: 303-324-7994
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